How To Homeschool Auditory Learners
Exercise your vocal cords! Auditory Learners learn best through hearing information.
Verbalizing is also very important for learning. Plan plenty of time
Don't be alarmed if your child reads aloud or talks to herself. Children
with auditory strengths
NEED to hear themselves speak in order to learn.
Unsure of your child's learning style? Find out with a learning
Auditory Learners Usually...
- Remember what is heard
- Speak aloud while writing
- Learn to read easily with phonics
- Read out loud to themselves
- Remember information set to music
- Notice sounds
- Enjoy being read to
- Talk a lot
- Are distracted by background noise
- Distracted by graphic information during lectures
- Gain little meaning from written information
until it has been heard
- Have poor comprehension when reading silently
- Have difficulty following written directions
Choosing Auditory Homeschool Curriculum
Choose curriculum that can be read aloud, has audio cds and
Look for resources that include discussion questions and oral
Here is a list of homeschool
curriculum suited for auditory learning styles. Or search by
Reading aloud and
books-on-cd are great ways to learn history
Auditory Learners would
rather talk about the
assignment than write about it. Narration, discussions and oral
presentations are alternatives to written assignments.
Reading aloud and
books-on-cd are great ways to enjoy literature.
Use DVD/online lectures
and resources that put facts to
Build phonemic awareness
through Phonics CD's and reading aloud to
Reading aloud, information
set to music, and lectures
for your child to learn science. Use narration, discussions, oral
presentations and demonstrations for assignments.
Download the Auditory Learners Lesson Idea Worksheet
help you plan auditory lessons.
(1) How can the topic be presented verbally?
(2) How can my child 'tell' me what he has learned?
Teach Lessons Using...
- Lectures on CD
- Reading aloud to your child
- Facts set to music
- Live lectures (or online/ DVD)
- Interactive computer programs
- Talking through lessons and
assignments with your child
- Time for discussions
- Group (or partner) activities
- Reading aloud instructions to your child
- Choral reading
Have Your Auditory Learner...
- Participate in group (or partner) activities
- Read along with books-on-cd/mp3
- Read aloud to oneself (or other siblings/whole family)
- Verbally repeat key points
- Set facts to music
- Use interactive computer programs
- Talk aloud while following a recipe, reading instructions
literature assignment, memorizing states and capitals, working though
an algebra problem, etc.
- Answer workbook/comprehension questions orally
- Use narration instead of book reports
- Give oral presentations instead of written essays
- Set information to familiar tunes and sing it
Any homeschooling style can be modified. Use the
auditory learning activities (from above) and the Auditory Lesson Idea Worksheet
to modify the following homeschooling methods...