2nd Grade - Give And Follow Multiple-step Directions

 
     
 
     
 
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2nd
Listening and Speaking
Give and follow multiple-step directions
Give and follow three-and four- step oral directions.
Follow three-and four-step directions to complete work and/or projects.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What does oral mean?

(2)

Why is it important to follow directions?

(3)

What can happen if directions are not followed?

(4)

In what order should directions be followed?

(5)

What should you do if you do not understand the directions that were said?

Learning Tips

(1)

To help your child better understand following oral directions, practice giving directions to your child and have your child repeat the set of directions back. Following directions is a skill that can be learned and improved. Start off slow by giving your child a set of two directions. Say the directions and then have your child repeat the directions back. Remind your child to listen to each direction carefully as it is given and to listen to all of the directions first. Practice giving two-step directions and then moving to three- and four-step. To make it even more fun for your child, allow him/her to give a set of directions that you must repeat back.

(2)

Many times children have trouble focusing on multiple directions that are given. Remind your child to focus on the person or item where the directions are being spoken from. One way to improve following directions is to put the directions to a song or tune. When practicing with your child, sing the set of directions. Have your child repeat the directions with you by singing along. Children will remember items in a song much easier. Your child can sing the directions back to oneself as the directions are being completed.

(3)

Another idea to help children follow directions is to clap out each direction that is given. Give a list of directions to your child. Remember to start small in the beginning. Start with two-step directions and then build to three- and four-step. Put a beat to each set of directions by clapping your hands together. Have your child clap along with you to get the beat in his/her head. Encourage your child to clap out the directions on their own. Continue practicing giving your child different examples of multiple directions.

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Have your child play a game of “Simon Says”. This is the game where one person is Simon and this person gives the directions that the others playing the game must follow. Simon must give different directions, but children can only complete the direction if Simon says to. Have your child follow the directions that are given. Start off the game with having your child follow one-step directions. “Simon says touch your head.” As your child picks up the skill, move onto two-step directions. “Simon says touch your elbow and touch your knee.” This will be a fun way to help your child improve his/her listening skills.

(5)

An activity that can be easily done at home that reinforces the skill of following directions is cooking with your child. Find kid friendly recipes that can be used to make fun snacks or items. Have your child read over the entire set of directions before beginning anything. Remind your child that this is important when completing anything. After reading the directions entirely, start at the beginning and read the directions step-by-step to your child. Encourage your child to listen carefully to each direction. Remind your child that if the directions are not followed correctly, the end product will not come out right. Next time the recipe is made and your child becomes more familiar with it, try giving directions two at a time.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Listen to the directions as someone reads them to you.

Complete the directions.

  1. Touch your head.

  2. Jump up and down.

  3. Clap your hands.

  4. Stomp your feet.

(2)

Listen to the directions as someone reads them to you.

Use paper and pencil to complete the directions.

  1. Write your first and last name on your paper.

  2. Circle your first name.

  3. Underline your last name.

  4. Draw a picture of your favorite food underneath your

name.

(3)




Listen to the directions as someone reads them to you.

Use paper and pencil to complete the directions.

  1. Draw a triangle in the center of your paper.

  2. In the center of the triangle draw a star.

  3. Above the triangle draw a square.

  4. To the right of the square draw a circle.


(4)

Write the steps you would use to brush your teeth on the

lines below.

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