Activity: Provide students time to interact with their peers and practice academic talk. Assign a story for homework and divide students into small groups online or in-person to discuss.
- Ask students to listen to a podcast before class.
Tip: Use the Share Audio button (screenshot below!) on the story to share a Listening Link in Google Classroom or anywhere. This is the easiest way to share content with students!
- During class, divide students into groups (either in breakout rooms or in-person). Use the comprehension questions and/or discussion questions to guide students’ small group discussions about the story.
- Reconvene as a large group to share and discuss small group discussion highlights and debrief the learning experience.
Learning Objectives: speaking & listening practice, SEL, student engagement
Content Suggestions: Invite students to learn about recent current events and share their perspectives with each other.
Instructional Context: Remote/Hybrid
Learning Mode: Synchronous & Asynchronous
Total Time: 30-45 minutes (Asynchronous: 10-15 min; Synchronous: 20-30 min)