Speaking & Listening | “Hire” a Messenger
“Give me the responsibility of acting as a messenger by giving me verbal messages to deliver to another classroom, teacher, peer etc. so I can practice my auditory and verbal memory skills and recognize the value of remembering important messages.”
Best for: Students who are motivated by real-life situations; students who need to practice communicating.
Tip: At first, provide the message in writing on a slip of paper so they have it just in case they need it. Prepare the person receiving the message to respond compassionately. Follow up with the person receiving the message for feedback on fluency, volume, diction, confidence, eye contact, etc.
Desired results: Students experience success when communicating so their confidence increases; short-term auditory memory improves; spoken communication skills improve.
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