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Teaching Content and Language Together Using Multimedia — Podcasts, Videos, and More!

Listenwise values the recommended instructional best practice of integrating content and language learning. Doing so is one of the four “Big Ideas” framing the updated WIDA 2020 ELD Standards Framework. Content–language integration means “multilingual learners develop content and language concurrently, with academic content as a context for language learning and language as a means for…

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Developing Academic Language Through WIDA’s Key Language Uses With Multimodal Lessons

In order to help prioritize and organize the integration of content and language, WIDA has identified four Key Language Uses:  NarrateInformExplainArgue These provide focus through an increased emphasis on pedagogy that highlights genres as a way of organizing language use. WIDA’s Key Language Uses also provide a helpful framework for prioritizing academic language development. Each…

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4 Ways to Build Phonemic Awareness with the ELD Lesson Library

Our ELD Lesson Library has been carefully designed to support beginning and intermediate-level English language learners develop proficiency. As these students build a foundation of literacy in another language, while deepening content knowledge, educators can use Listenwise features to scaffold development of essential components of literacy, including phonemic awareness.  Phonemic awareness is the ability to…

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What Educators Are Saying: Our New ELD Lesson Library

Our teachers (left to right):Roxana Castro, 4-6 dual language, CASarah Choe, K-5 SpEd teacher, CORobin Hinchcliffe, EL Coordinator, CA We officially launched our ELD Lesson Library and teachers are already talking!  Today we’re sharing a conversation we had with three incredible EL educators, two from California and one from Colorado. Each of these teachers has…

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Introducing Our New ELD Lesson Library

This school year, give all your multilingual students a boost with new Listenwise features built specifically to support emergent ELs! Our newly-launched ELD Lesson Library’s multimodal lessons provide several exciting new features, including: Multimodal lessons (podcasts & videos)Optimized assignment experience for emergent ELsImmersive Spanish language supports— with plans to expand to more languages soon! With…

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How Podcast Lessons Can Build Critical Listening Skills with Multilinguals

We recently held a webinar with author, educator, and multilingual thought leader Valentina Gonzalez, “Building the Listening-Reading Connection for Multilinguals.” In this webinar, Gonzalez shared her valuable perspective on teaching both reading and listening skills to English language learners. Additionally, she shared two classroom strategies for teachers who want to leverage podcasts to deepen their…

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3 Listening Comprehension Tools & Strategies for the Classroom

Listenwise recently participated in an Edweek webinar, “Strategies for English Learners,” featuring Stanford’s Dr. Jeff Zwiers. In this webinar, Dr. Zwiers shared insight and research on teaching strategies for listening and speaking skills designed to help English learners acquire academic vocabulary using podcasts. Included in the discussion were examples of three listening comprehension tools that…

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5 Benefits of Using Podcasts to Teach Academic Language to ELs

Educators use multiple strategies to teach academic language to English language learners. However, listening is often overlooked as teachers work towards helping students develop skills in the other domains of language. Listening to academic language is a critical part of the language acquisition process for all students, especially ELs.  Podcasts are an excellent resource for…

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5 Research-Based Listening Skills Exercises

We hosted an EdWeb webinar to share how educators can teach listening skills to promote literacy, including five research-based listening skills exercises that work for all students. Some of the practices are especially effective for English learners and students with learning differences. You can read our five listening skills exercises below, or click here to…

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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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