I am still working through the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards and realizing that this section was typically the last one I read and I am very grateful that this time around it was my first. I started researching about types of listening. I came across this summary of a research article on dialogic listening and a blogpost that provides a distinction between the different types of listening. After reading them, I am beginning to think that the Speaking and Listening Standards are asking our students to "listen" at a new level and that structures will need to be put in place in our classrooms to support this new type of critical listening and conversation.
PS... I also realized that I have spent my first few weeks of summer using listening for enjoyment and appreciating life around me.
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Maria @ Teaching in 21