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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)



Instructional Supports

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



Written Assignments

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




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



Content Suggestions

Standards-aligned Lessons

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



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.



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



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.



Instructional Ideas

Listening Quizzes

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



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).



Teaching SEL with Podcasts

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



Teacher Stories

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



Lesson Ideas

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



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)



Instructional Scaffolds

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



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)



Build Academic Language & Listening Skills

Language + Content Practice

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



Scaffolding on Zoom

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


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!



Close Listening Practice

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



Assess Listening Skills

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



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.



Academic Conversations

Facilitate turn-and-talks in person or online in breakout rooms to practice academic conversations.
(2 min)


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)