Following and Giving Instructions


ELAR-Grade-7 Foundational Skills Following and Giving Instructions
Students listen actively and interpret messages. Then, they ask relevant questions that build on the ideas of others. Next, they improve their skills at following complex instructions. Finally, they practice giving clear, multi-step oral instructions.

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Overview

In this experience, students listen actively and interpret messages. Then, they ask relevant questions that build on the ideas of others. Next, they improve their skills at following complex instructions. Finally, they practice giving clear, multi-step oral instructions.

Students will work in pairs in Scene 5.

Much of the oral language used throughout this experience is routine classroom vocabulary. Ensure that ELL students are able to follow the various instructions, and tell them to ask for clarification as necessary.

Objectives

  • Listen actively.
  • Ask relevant clarifying questions.
  • Follow complex oral instructions.
  • Give clear multi-step oral instructions.

Duration

One class period


conversation where the listener’s facial expression says “I don’t think so”

Much of what you do every day would be impossible if you didn’t communicate with others. Imagine trying to comfort a friend, understand the homework your teacher is assigning, or explaining how to get somewhere if you couldn’t communicate.

When people think about communicating with other, they generally think about talking and writing. But communication isn’t only words. Nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expression, body position, and gestures, help to make a clear understanding of the message possible.

Objectives

  • Listen actively.
  • Ask relevant clarifying questions.
  • Follow complex oral instructions.
  • Give clear multi-step oral instructions.
Look at the picture above. One woman is talking and the other is listening – but she’s communicating a message of her own.


What do you think the listener is communicating through her body language and facial expression? State her message in a short phrase.

Post your answer

Students will likely post phrases like “I don’t think so,” “No way,” or “Huh?” Ask students:

  • How did you determine the listener’s message?
  • What do you think is the most effective way to communicate disagreement with someone?
  • Would your approach differ depending on with whom you are disagreeing?


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