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Elementary Podcast Collection Now Available

We are excited to expand on our elementary podcast lessons (launched in early 2020) for this Fall 2020!  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…

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Guide to the Elementary Podcast Collection

The Listenwise elementary podcast lesson collection, which was launched in January 2020, features carefully curated podcasts designed to engage and excite students in grades 2-5. These short, engaging podcasts 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…

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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 Sources on Listenwise

We are excited to work with new podcasts made especially for young people in our elementary collection!  Earth RangersThe Past and the CuriousTumbleBook Club for KidsThe Good Words PodcastBut Why from Vermont Public RadioBedtime HistoryStory SeedsKojo for KidsExtra ScoopsBrains On!Stories Podcast Read more about each source, see sample podcast lessons, and learn how you might…

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Announcing the Best Podcast Lessons for Elementary Students!

We are excited to officially launch podcast lessons for elementary students! (Read our press release for January 21, 2020!) 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…

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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 2500 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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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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