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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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4 Ways to Integrate Podcasts into Elementary Instruction

Listenwise elementary podcasts work in remote, hybrid, and in-class learning. Lessons can be taught synchronously, by playing an audio story for the class and projecting the interactive transcript on a screen, or asynchronously. Questions and listening organizers can be printed, or students can submit their work online. Quizzes can be assigned by the teacher or…

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Elementary Podcast Lesson Sources on Listenwise

We are excited to work with new podcasts made especially for young people in our elementary collection. In order to keep our curated podcasts short enough for a classroom lesson, we often edit the full podcast to make it 3-5 minutes long for flexible classroom use. Therefore, there is much more to hear on all…

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Announcing the Best Podcast Lessons for Elementary Students!

We are excited to officially launch podcast lessons for elementary students! (Read the press release!) We’ve heard loud and clear the desire for audio in the elementary classroom as students are learning to read. These simpler stories will also help English language learners, as low as WIDA level 2, who use Listenwise to acquire language…

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Teaching with Podcasts in the Elementary Classroom

The connection between listening and reading makes a clear case for using audio stories to promote literacy, and Listenwise brings over 2000 great podcasts to elementary, middle- and high-school classrooms. Below we show you, step by step, how one elementary teacher used an audio story to engage her students in the topic of bird migration….

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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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From how to teach vocabulary and analyze a story, discover how to use Listenwise stories to meet your instructional goals, whatever they may be. Check out our curriculum connection content to help align with the content you are teaching -
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Here's a great remote learning tip from Julie Waugh, on teaching listening. Listenwise is meaningful, high-quality lesson content that all students can benefit from!
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Remote Learning Tip #5: Purposeful Listening
Julie Waugh walks us through how she teaches purposeful listening with her upper level 8th grade English learners remotely in her 90 minute block classes. Ju...
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We've updated Listenwise to reflect the new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We heard requests for more flexibility in scheduling when students could access assignments, more clarity about when assignments were due, and a faster process for making written assignments....and more...
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Listen to how educator Julie Waugh teaches listening via Zoom with her class in remote learning. She has her students listen twice before answering questions and enjoys giving her class the shared experience of listening to the audio podcast altogether- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1DNGxZ4fg&list=PLXPBkl56174JRNYpLTBj06ErikT8l0ZBL&index=19&t=152s
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Teaching Listening On Zoom: Synchronous & Asynchronous Remote Learning Instruction
Julie Waugh teaches listening in a 90-minute block with both synchronous & asynchronous time. The first 45 minutes is synchronous time where they listen to L...
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Quick start guide to using podcast lessons in remote teaching: http://ow.ly/tMRU50ClXRE
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Listen to hear how Beth, who is currently teaching fully remote, used the Listenwise story, "Michelle Obama on Becoming" to focus on vocabulary, listening, speaking, and writing skills with her students.
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