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Discriminative Listening Activities

Posted by Susan Armstrong on November 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Discriminative Listening

DISCRIMINATIVE Listening is an awareness of changes in pitch and loudness of sounds and it is determining if sounds are different or the same.

These activities are designed to enahnce this listening skill:

1)   Same or different? - Call out two words andhave the children determine if they are the same or different. For example, say bat/ bat, bat/bet.

2)   Rhyming words- Practice rhyming discriminative listening skills by calling out a few rhyming words, such as“hat, bat, rat, cat, and so on” Have the children take turns calling out a word that rhymes with “at” as well as other rhyming words you want to use.

3)   What’s the problem? - After reading a storybook to children (one that’s very familiar to them) have them tell you what the problem is. As you read the story change things around so the story isdifferent somehow, to see if they catch the changes and can tell you what theproblem is.

4)   Musical moods- Play music, but change it up some by changing the pace, make it fast, slow, loud, soft, high and low. Have the children tell you when a sound change is made and what the change is.

5)  Clap it out- After talking about syllables of words, clap out the syllables of some words you call out, starting with a two syllable word, then three, and so on. Repeat a word at least twice (or more if needed) so the concept is fully graspe.


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