Activity: Assign one podcast per week and work on different activities within the Listenwise platform. This strategy helps English Learners in particular to master content and meet language objectives.
- Choose one podcast and build different assignments throughout the week, including activities that exercise listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, while developing vocabulary and building background knowledge. These regular activities can mix synchronous and asynchronous work.
- Sample plan: Monday – focus on vocabulary, Tuesday – answer comprehension questions, Wednesday – annotate the transcript or read a related article, Thursday – facilitate class discussion using questions, Friday – complete quiz.
- Use this Weekly Lesson Plan Template to help plan your week!
Learning Objectives: EL-focused instruction, speaking & listening practice, reading & writing practice, formative assessment
Instructional Context: Remote/Hybrid/In-Person
Learning Mode: Synchronous & Asynchronous
Total Time: 15-20 minutes per day
Learn More: The below video features an ELD teacher talking about how she sets up weekly lesson plans for her students. You can read more about her weekly lessons in this blog post.