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We've created choice boards to help you explore different ways to implement Listenwise Premium based on your students' needs and your instructional goals:

 

 

Check out our Instructional Strategies for Teaching with Listenwise toolkit for additional strategies and see examples from teachers who use Listenwise in a variety of ways. 

 

Instructional Strategies Guide

How to Integrate Listenwise into Instruction

Listenwise Tools

Platform Supports

Interactive transcript and slowed audio help improve comprehension. (1 min)

 

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Instructional Supports

Lessons include teacher guides, questions, and organizers for flexible use. (4 min)

 

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Written Assignments

Customize the supports and questions students see. Create multiple versions for groups of students! (3 min)

 

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Quizzes

Auto-graded, multiple-choice quizzes provide insight into students’ listening comprehension skills. These are a teacher favorite! (2 min)

 

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Content Suggestions

Standards-aligned Lessons

Use a podcast to supplement your curriculum in ELA, Social Studies or Science.

 

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Weird News

These 30-second fun and quirky stories feature academic vocabular words. They’re a great “do now” or class warm up, and perfect for ELs.

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Collections

Explore our curated story collections on popular themes you’re teaching like Seeking Justice.

 

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Debate Friday

Each Friday’s current event features an issue being debated in the public sphere. Practice critical thinking and argument skills with a class debate or writing prompt.

 

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Instructional Ideas

Listening Quizzes

Assign a weekly quiz for an asynchronous listening activity. There’s a new quiz every Wednesday!

 

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Introduce a New Topic

Keep it simple and listen as a class! Hook students’ interest in a new curriculum topic and facilitate a group discussion (every story has listening comprehension and discussion questions).

 

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Teaching SEL with Podcasts

Address social and emotional competencies with engaging real-world stories. Explore our SEL Collection.

 

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Teacher Stories

Check out our YouTube channel for dozens of teacher stories and learn from others’ best practices!

 

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Lesson Ideas

Listenwise is flexible! Combine synchronous and asynchronous activities and allow student to delve deeper into content.

 

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Supporting English Learners with Listenwise

Platform Scaffolds

Interactive Transcript

Students can listen and read at the same time! Expand vocabulary and increase comprehension. (1 min)

 

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Instructional Scaffolds

Lessons include vocabulary lists and scaffolding to support close listening and building background. (4 min)

 

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Differentiated Assignments

Customize the supports, organizers and questions students see for each Listenwise assignment. Use them to introduce a topic or review content after listening as a class. (2 min)

 

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Build Academic Language & Listening Skills

Language + Content Practice

Master content & language objectives by using one podcast per week and meet multiple learning goals. 

 

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Scaffolding on Zoom

Combine synchronous and asynchronous activities to pre-teach, listen together, and then let students complete written assignments independently. (5 min)

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Whole Group Listening

Scaffold an activity by pre-teaching vocabulary and listening together (with the transcript). Multiple listens help develop listening skills and build students’ language confidence!

 

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Close Listening Practice

Every Lesson includes listening organizers to promote precise listening and help keep students focused.

 

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Assess Listening Skills

Quizzes provide insight into students’ performance across key listening skills and offer great test prep.

 

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Speaking & Listening Practice

Listenwise + Flipgrid

Use a Listenwise discussion question as a prompt for a Flipgrid activity to deepen students’ understanding and develop their speaking skills.

 

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Academic Conversations

Facilitate turn-and-talks in person or online in breakout rooms to practice academic conversations.
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Practice Retelling with Weird News

These 30-second stories are a quick and quirky way to practice listening and speaking skills. They offer a great test prep tool, too! (3 min)

 

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