Activity: Make listening practice part of your weekly routine and give students something fun to listen to with a listening quiz. They’re great for formative assessment of listening comprehension, providing background knowledge for a new curriculum topic, or for standardized test prep.
Some of our Current Event stories includes a quiz, so assign this story for a quick independent activity that is also great test prep!
- Browse the Current Events collection and pick a recent story with the green quiz icon.
- Many older stories remain relevant, so you can go to the Search page and explore. Make sure to check Current Events and with Quiz.
- Assign the quiz (you can customize who sees the listening supports within a class) and have students complete it independently.
Learning Objectives: student engagement, formative assessment, building background knowledge
Content Suggestions: Laughter Signals Friendship, Tricky Bumblebees, Teenager Cycles Across India to Take Her Father Home, Eliminating the Penny, Bat Baby Talk
Instructional Context: Remote/Hybrid/In-Person
Learning Mode: Asynchronous
Total Time: 10-15 minutes
Learn More: You can reset a quiz if you want students to take the quiz again. You can also monitor how long students spend on assignments.
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