Activity: Pick one of our 30-second Weird News stories for a quick listening activity. Each story features 2-3 vocabulary words, so it’s a fun way to learn and practice vocabulary.
- Choose one of our Weird News stories and listen together.
- Review the vocabulary words and share the comprehension and discussion questions with students.
- Listen a second time and discuss the questions. Ask students to use the vocabulary words in their responses.
Learning Objectives: student engagement, vocabulary building, speaking & listening practice
Content Suggestions: We frequently post Weird News stories in our Current Events collection. Check out fan favorites Cardboard Car at a Drive-Through, Alligator Floatie Scares Florida Couple, World's Oldest Gamer and Stuffed Animals Ride Roller Coaster.
Instructional Context: Remote/Hybrid/In-Person
Learning Mode: Synchronous
Total Time: 5-10 minutes
Learn More: This video features an EL teacher discussing how she uses Weird News with her ELs in remote learning:
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