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During Women’s History Month, use these Listenwise audio stories to help students learn about incredible women who have accomplished amazing things.  Expand your students’ knowledge of women’s achievements around the globe.     Women’s Suffrage Hear from people who remember the fight for women’s right to vote in 1919, and Tennessee’s pivotal ratification vote.     […]

Two reading events are celebrated this week—World Read Aloud Day  and Read Across America. These days focus on the importance of reading and storytelling and to “cultivate a new generation of leaders, storytellers and academic achievers, effecting change for themselves, their communities, and the world.” How can you celebrate in your classroom using Listenwise? Listewise provides […]

Every Friday, we post a special Current Events story that presents a topic that will inspire a lively debate. Use these stories as a springboard for structured debates in your classrooms. Our Current Events on Fridays also include interactive transcripts that can support students in finding evidence to support their claims and defend their reasoning. […]

The compelling audio stories on public radio are the perfect authentic listening situations to engage students and improve their listening. Effective listening is a critical skill as our communication technology and business environments continue to evolve. Listening to non-fiction in an accessible, narrative format helps students gain skills and knowledge that align to their curriculum. […]

Wondering how to best fit Listenwise into your teaching practice? Good news – you’ve got a lot of options! Depending on your situation some might be a more natural fit than others, but we encourage you to experiment with a few and see what happens.  Engagement Hook Before jumping into instruction of new concepts or […]

Teachers around the country are challenged by the growing number of English language learners in their classrooms. The EL population is the fastest growing population of public school students in the U.S. according to the National Education Association. However only 2.5% of teachers who teach these English learners have a degree in ESL or bilingual […]

Using a Crowdsourcing Platform to Fund Listenwise Premium We know there are many of you who are using Listenwise’s free features but would LOVE to move to Premium with the additional literacy supports, the student accounts and the ability to make assignments. But your school just doesn’t have the budget. We thought we’d share with […]