Heavy Is the Hyphen: The Listener

April 1, 2018





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


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

Stopwatch/ timer



Session one: Listening is an Act of Love and Literacy

Session two: Hear You, See You, Feel You


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