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Teaching Auditory Learners

Auditory learners will learn best if you help them HEAR IT! Here are some of our favorite tips and strategies.

  • Tell stories and allow students to retell them
  • Read from short passages of Scripture
  • Play a recording of a sound related to the lesson
  • Sing and play instruments
  • Alter your tone of voice while teaching
  • Encourage students to discuss topics and interact with their peers
  • Select volunteers to read out loud – keep in mind that not all auditory learners can read
  • Ask students questions
  • Use a microphone prop when asking students questions
  • Assign partners when asking questions and encourage kids to compare answers with their partners
  • Put Bible verses, memory verses or concepts to music or a chant
  • Open the lesson with a “hook” to allow students to talk about a life experience
  • When talking with a child, take the mental age into consideration but always use age-appropriate language
  • Use materials that are high interest and current
  • Encourage students to ask questions
  • Add music when possible
  • Tell students what to listen for before teaching your lessons, such as a word, person, or event
  • Use talking books
  • Debates

See all our curriculum adaptation tips and strategies.


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