Heavy Is the Hyphen: The Listener
Listening skills unearth students’ perceptions of self and belonging to tell a new story about themselves in a voice that lives naturally on their tongue. Heavy Is the Hyphen: The Listener develops learners’ capacity to listen deeply as a preparation for future introductory poetry and letter-writing lessons, inviting students to see and be seen, hear and be heard. This lesson is to be followed by Heavy is the Hyphen: The Letter.
LENGTH: Two 50min Sessions
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
SUBJECT: English Language Arts | US History
What is the potential of self discovery when we put inquiry and listening at the heart of learning?
Projector, laptop, wifi
Sticky-board or wall for post-its
Session 1: Listening is an Act of Love and Literacy
Session 2: Hear You, See You, Feel You