How to Teach Social Language Part 3 – Increasing General Knowledge #3 using listening

This is a series of social language activities that I am teaching my child to equip him with the necessary skills to help him to understand, retain and converse with others.

The child should have mastered the following activities before engaging in this one:

How to Teach Social Language Part 1 – Turn-taking

How to Teach Social Language Part 2-Joint Attention”It’s a…”, “This is a…”, “I have a…”

This activity is taught concurrently with:

How to Teach Social Language Part 3 -Increasing General Knowledge #1

How to Teach Social Language Part 3 -Increasing General Knowledge #2 ‘Fill-in-the-blanks’ & Teaching Calendar

Objectives:

  • To engage in conversation with the child
  • To build on the concept of ‘today’ & days of the week
  • To build on listening skills

Materials needed:

  • Writing pad
  • Small B5 writing whiteboard
  • Marker and whiteboard duster
  • Easel board or writing pad for the days of the week

Child to verbalise the days of the week.

Child to verbalise the days of the week.

Instructions:

  1. Show the child the easel board with the days of the week.
  2. Ask child to verbalise the days of the week.
  3. Teacher to write down the answer as the child verbalises.
  4. Child to be assisted in spelling the day.
Child wrote the word 'Saturday' unassisted with teacher verbalising the spelling for the word.
Child wrote the word ‘Saturday’ assisted with teacher verbalising the spelling for the word.

Instructions:

  1. Child to head to the writing desk and sit down.
  2. Ask the child, ‘What is today?’ followed by verbalising what they have done so far.
Conversation_What did I do today? I wrote down what C verbalised. (p1 of 2)
Conversation_What did I do today?
I wrote down what C verbalised. (p1 of 2)
Conversation_Let's talk about today I wrote what C verbalised (p2 of 2)
Conversation_What did I do today?
I wrote what C verbalised (p2 of 2)

The meaning of the Chinese characters ‘大便’, ‘裤子’ and ‘马桶’ are ‘passing motion’, ‘pants’ and ‘toilet bowl’ respectively. We have been toilet training him and would always give him a hi-five when C never poos on his pants or underpants.

Instructions:

  1. Write down some of the key words on the B5 whiteboard using the conversation the child has just verbalised.
  2. Get the child to read the words.
  3. Tell the child that you are going to talk about what he did today (which is what he just verbalised) and each time he hears the word, he needs to use the whiteboard eraser to erase the word.
  4. Model to the child if necessary.
Keywords for the listening activity.
Keywords for the listening activity.

Instructions:

  1. Read the story to the child and enjoy the process.
C in the process of the listening activity.
C in the process of the listening activity.

Reflections:

Today’s lesson was good. C enjoyed all the activities from beginning to the end. I’ll try to incorporate more engaging activities for future lessons. I love seeing his enthusiasm when erasing the words from the whiteboard and the giggle he gives along with it.

Other social language related activities that we have done:

 

How to Teach Social Language Part 4 – Sequencing ‘Before and After’

How to Teach Social Language Part 5 – Use Listening to Teach Sequence

How to Teach Social Language Part 6 – Simple Word Association

How to Teach Social Language Part 7 – Finding out about someone #1

How to Teach Social Language Part 8 – Finding out about someone #2

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