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Listenwise for In-Person and At-Home Learners

Guest blog by Alexis Bryant, Fifth and Sixth Grade Literacy Teacher, Language Arts Department Chair, at The Avery Coonley School in Illinois. Alexis joined The Avery Coonley School as a Literacy teacher in 2013. Ms. Bryant has worked in education for the last twenty years, with the majority of the time spent as a middle…

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Monitoring Progress at a Distance on Listenwise

It’s harder to monitor student progress when you are not with them for most of their work time. Many teachers used Listenwise during class time when they could walk around the classroom, see who needed help, answer questions, or provide support where needed. Now it’s much harder to see the struggle, confusion, or disengagement in…

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Teaching About COVID-19 With Podcasts

As we continue to mark milestones in the coronavirus pandemic, our understanding of the illness and its impact on many facets of society continues to evolve. In recent months, Listenwise has published a wide variety of podcast lessons to support teaching and learning about COVID-19. We have gathered here some of our most engaging and…

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Elementary Podcast Collection Now Available

We are excited to expand on our elementary lessons for this upcoming school year!  We’ve taken Listenwise’s success formula and have curated stories that will grab elementary students’ attention. Our elementary podcasts offer intrigue, humor, and great opportunities to learn academic vocabulary in context. We continue to hear from educators how helpful it is to…

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Guide to the Elementary Podcast Collection

The Listenwise elementary podcast lesson collection features carefully curated podcasts designed to engage and excite students in grades 2-5. These short audio stories on current events and relevant topics in ELA, social studies, and science can support student literacy and listening skills, build vocabulary and content knowledge, and help students make connections between classroom learning…

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Instructional Ideas for Teaching with Listenwise’s SEL Podcast Collection

As students return to school this fall, they are undoubtedly bringing a wide variety of emotions to class, including potentially those resulting from traumatic experiences such as loss of loved ones and unsafe home situations. Regardless of background, many have sustained high anxiety for months, which could impact their learning and their emotional health for…

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Listenwise Advocate Picks

Looking for engaging podcasts to use with your students? Our library of more than 2000 podcast lessons includes something for everyone. Here are some favorites selected by Listenwise Advocates, representing a range of grade levels and disciplines, who explain how and why they have used these lessons with their students.  Maybe they will spark some…

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Using Podcasts for Student-Directed Learning

During remote learning this spring, students were often expected to do a lot more self-directed learning than before. At the same time teachers were in need of engaging content more than ever, because a disengaged student who’s expected to work independently is probably not doing much learning at all!   As many educators are refining their…

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New Listenwise Features for Remote Learning in 2020-21

Getting ready for back to school? So is Listenwise! Regardless of what’s happening right now with the coronavirus pandemic, some remote learning is almost guaranteed to be part of the plan at some point this school year.  As teachers moved into remote instruction this past spring, the Listenwise platform became a more important part of…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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[Watch our webinar recording] Erin Reaves, ELD instructional coach, share what’s working with her emergent bilinguals in synchronous and asynchronous #remotelearning lessons. #caedchat
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Weird News stories are 30-second podcasts that are funny, unexpected, and engaging for kids. Listen to stories like the mac n' cheese fiasco, space chess, or the world's oldest gamer. These short audio stories are especially well suited for quick vocabulary-building activities with a fun spin. https://cutt.ly/WeirdNews
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Join Mike Messner's #FallCUE2020 session, this Monday Oct 26 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST - "Lexile Leveled Podcasts for Teaching Real World Topics" http://ow.ly/LjaK50BZRz6
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The upcoming election offers an excellent opportunity to integrate civics lessons into the curriculum and develop students’ understanding of how our democracy operates. Find resources on our blog:
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Today witches are a popular Halloween costume. But in the 16th and 17th centuries, many women were accused of witchcraft, which was a capital offense. A great podcast to listen with your Ss around Halloween -
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