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Lesson 3


Explain what Howard learns about listening and what we can learn from Howard’s story that will help us have a joyful and safe classroom.

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What does Howard learn about listening?

What can you do to be a good listener so that you can help yourself and your team?

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Key Questions


  • Is Howard a good listener? What in the story makes you think that?

  • How do you think others feel about Howard? What in the story makes you think that?

  • Why does Howard decide to become a better listener?

  • How do others feel about Howard once he decides to work on being a better listener? Why?



listen     (v.)

to use your eyes and ears to hear and see so that you can understand what is happening

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.