50 Nifty Speaking and ListeningWhat is 50 Nifty Speaking and Listening?

50 Nifty Speaking and Listening promotes the development of oral language confidence and enhanced comprehension skills for students in grades PreK–6. The program mirrors 50 Nifty Activities for 5 Components and 3 Tiers of Reading Instruction, a popular and widely used elementary program.

Why 50 Nifty Speaking and Listening?

  • Includes 50 simple, engaging activities to build student vocabulary, background knowledge and expressive language skills
  • Activities align directly with Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS®) content
  • Clearly explained and illustrated activities allow teachers to emphasize oral language as they teach active listening, speaking, vocabulary comprehension and language fluency skills
  • Written in a student-friendly language to promote positive classroom culture Family-focused activities encourage at-home support


  • Manipulatives kit includes:
    • Finger puppets
    • Magic wands
    • Boas
    • Toy microphone
    • Butterfly net
    • The book, But Not Quite!
  • Program Guide (part of Combined Set)