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Lauren Finstad

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Listen With My Ears, Focus With My Brain

1. Click add Add Response. 2. Complete the stories with your words, drawings, and recordings. 3. Click draft Draft to save your work as you go. 4. When you’re ready to add to your journal, click the green check Check. Family Why: Listening and focusing attention are fundamental skills that help students learn and get along with their peers.

2nd Grade, Writing, Social Emotional Learning
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###Lesson Plan: Listen With My Ears, Focus With My Brain ###Summary ####Objective In this interactive story, students will practice listening and focusing attention with their eyes, ears, and brain. They will help an elephant named Elliot focus her attention. ####I Will Statement I will listen and focus with my eyes, ears and brain. ####Standards - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3 - CASEL: Self-Awareness, Self-Management - Second Step Alignment: Grade 2 Lesson 2 Focusing Attention and Listening ###Instructional Format - [x] Whole Class - [x] Small Groups - [x] Independent Practice - [x] Partners ###Teacher Tips * SEL Stories are designed to be completed over 1-2 days. * Save as a draft if the lesson will not be completed in one sitting. ###How to Teach ####I. Interactive Read Aloud (10 minutes) Read the story aloud, stopping to engage students in discussion questions and interactive activities. * Story pages: Read the story out loud. * “Let’s Discuss” pages: Stop and engage students in discussion questions. Call on students, invite them to turn and talk, or show their answer with their body. * Green activity pages: Invite students to respond together as a class or invite individual students up to respond. Use this as an opportunity to review using the Seesaw tools. Encourage students to help a partner use the tools if needed. ####II. Student Practice (15 minutes) Students will have the opportunity to add to the story themselves while deepening their understanding of the SEL lesson. * Story pages: Students read or listen to the story. * “Think to Yourself” pages: Students reflect on the questions, empathize with the characters, and prepare for the activity. * Green activity pages: Students draw, write, and record responses, adding their own voice and ideas into the story. ####III. Connect (10 minutes) Assign the SEL game as a take-home activity, or facilitate the game with partners in class. ####IV. Show What You Know (10 minutes) Students will reflect on their learning by making a connection to the story and reflecting on a skill they learned. ###Credits © Seesaw 2022

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