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5 Ls of Listening Poster

PDF | 1 page|Grades: F - 7

A poster highlighting the 5 Ls of Listening.

Information on poster includes:

  • Lap – Place your hands in your lap.
  • Lips – Keep your mouth closed, zip your lips.
  • Look – Let the speaker know you are ready to listen by looking at them.
  • Listen – Get your ears ready to listen to the important messages.
  • Legs – Sit on the floor with your legs crossed, or sit in a chair with both feet at on the floor.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1646

    Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situationsElaborationslistening to, remembering and following simple instructions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)sequenci...

  • ACELY1656

    Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questionsElaborationslistening for details in spoken informative texts (Skills: Literacy)participating in informal ...

  • ACELY1666

    Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others' ideas in discussionsElaborationsusing spoken language for problem solving, and exploring ideas and concepts (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...

  • ACELA1476

    Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situationsElaborationsidentifying roles and...

  • ACELY1676

    Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situationsElaborationsparticipating in collaborative discussions, building on and connecting ideas and opinions expressed by other...

  • ACELY1784

    Use interaction skills including listening while others speak, using appropriate voice levels, articulation and body language, gestures and eye contactElaborationslearning how to use different voice levels appropriate to a situation, for example lear...

  • ACELY1788

    Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and paceElaborationsidentifying turn-taking patterns in group and pair work (for example initiating a topic, changing...

  • ACELY1789

    Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriatelyElaborationsdiscussing appropriate conventions to use in...

  • ACELY1792

    Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volumeElaborationsparticipating in pair, group and clas...

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This is a fantastic poster. It would be great to have a version with legs crossed on the floor/mat for early years please.

kristie bennett · Jan 31st, 2015

This is a great poster! I refer to it often 🙂 Thank you!!!

Emily · Oct 21st, 2014

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