Listenwise Premium has features to support striving readers and English learners before, during, and after listening to our stories. Written assignments incorporate similar assistance to ensure students are able to understand the content and further their learning.
We suggest creating and assigning multiple versions of student work to differentiate instruction and meet specific classroom needs. (If you’re new to Listenwise, learn how to create a written assignment).
If you have ELs at lower levels of English language proficiency (beginner and low intermediate), we recommend exploring our ELD Lessons for even more scaffolds and resources. Learn more about these lessons here.
Here is a list of platform and instructional supports you can include on any Listenwise written assignment:
This video breaks down how to customize written assignments to provide English learners the scaffolding they need:
The following platform listening supports are available on all Listenwise stories and can be customized for multiple assignment versions.
Available on every Listenwise story, the transcript allows students to follow along with text, repeat words, and visualize spelling as stories are spoken. It progresses in sync with the audio and highlights words as they are read. These transcripts can also be downloaded and printed for students.
This feature slows down a story’s speed by roughly 20%. The slower pace helps students understand challenging content.
Texthelp Toolbar Supports
Students can highlight any text on the screen and press the play button to hear words spoken aloud. They may also highlight an individual word to access a definition, Spanish translation, or picture dictionary.
Customizable Comprehension Questions
We provide a bank of comprehension questions on every lesson. You can choose to edit, remove, or add your own questions.