Looking for clever and entertaining as well as effective ways to teach your students how to listen and follow instructions? To help reinforce the social skills lessons in her children’s book, The WORST Day of My Life EVER!, author Julia Cook has created 24 engaging games and activities teachers can use in their K through 6 classrooms. These skills are promoted in Well-Managed Schools as part of the Boys Town Education Model®.
In addition to exercising their listening and following instructions skills, students must observe, think, describe, write, and work together to complete these challenging activities. This guide offers a variety of activities ranging from coloring pages and mazes for younger children to games with more complex directions and homework worksheets for older students.
Some of the activities include Making a PB&J the Right Way!, which demonstrates the importance of giving specific instructions; The Silly Directions Game, which encourages students to sharpen their listening and attention skills; and I Can Read Your Mind!, which creatively requires each student to critically listen and follow instructions.
The book provides teacher instructions, offers lists of materials when needed and activity variations and extensions, worksheets, and praise coupons you can use to reward students who demonstrate good listening and following instructions skills. The activity guide also includes a digital content link for access to reproducible pages to use. You will find the ideas in this guide a great way to make the lessons RJ learns come alive for the students in your classroom! 32 pgs.
Published by Boys Town Press