Do you use QR listening centers in your classroom? Let me tell you about the game changing way listening centers can revolutionize your classroom! Sitting in my classroom thinking about how I could incorporate speaking and listening standards in a meaningful way for my students. When I looked at listening center ideas I knew it had to be rigorous, it had to have student engagement at its core and it had to be sustainable (because teachers have NEGATIVE time!)
If students have to be able to work and listen on their own then and we don’t have a whole lot of books on tape anymore (not sure about you!) QR codes are a perfect way to access read aloud books from many sources! They easily scan and students can directly access content that you want them to see!
How to easily incorporate listening centers in upper elementary?
In my classroom, I wanted a whole rotation dedicated to listening. It was tied to speaking and learning standards in our grade level testing and I needed a way to practice. QR Listening center response sheets were born!
These sheets took student engagement and understanding to a whole new level! 4 easy steps that took only one class period to teach and we had an expectation to last us the entire year!
- Scan code – we used our cameras (with built in QR scanners) or many free apps available
- Listen to Read Aloud
- Check for understanding – Answer the reading strategy questions following each story.
- Check your work – each comes with answers or a code to check. We worked in groups so they held each other accountable.
Listening Center Supplies:
How do you hit reading strategies in your listening centers?
Your listening center response sheets are the perfect place to not only hit speaking and listening standards but also READING STRATEGIES! Hit summarzing, context clues, setting, and so much more with the focused rigorous questions with the texts from your listening center.
Without the direct text in front of them, this really challenges students to think outside the box and really justify their answers from what they heard. This skill increase translates across to other subjects as well!
If you would love to try QR Listening Centers (with reading strategies!) in your classroom – CLICK HERE!
Enjoy! Amber – SSSTeaching