Listening organizers are an effective way for all students to stay focused on the content and take notes while listening. These organizers increase comprehension and help students focus on the main idea of the story. You have the option to include organizers digitally in student assignments or print them off to be completed in class on paper.
Every Lesson includes the Language Identification Organizer, which is a great note-taking strategy and keeps listeners on track by having them check off phrases as they hear them. Find this organizer and a variety of others under the Assignment Resources tab from the story page. This video shows you how to find a Lesson’s organizers:
Some Lessons offer Extra Scaffolding supports, so you’ll find an ELL-specific graphic organizer that assists students to build language while listening, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and other language skills.
This blog post provides further detail into our listening organizers, along with strategies on how to integrate them into your instruction.