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The Intersection Between Listening and Reading– Listen Wise Chapter 4 Sneak Peek

(Pre-order the book below and get stickers for your class!) Today’s blog post explores the intersection between listening and reading from chapter 4 in my upcoming book: Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners. You can read more about why listening is a skill that matters (chapter 1), the neuroscience behind listening (chapter 2),…

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Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners – Book Released this April!

Order your book Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners at any of these locations here: AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionTargetBookshop You can explore sneak peeks on chapter 1 why listening is a skill that matters, chapter 2 this is your brain on listening and chapter 3 how to teach listening. Before starting Listenwise, I had…

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Podcast Lessons for Learning Pods & Homeschooling Parents

Never before have there been so many different learning environments for K-12 kids. If you are now in a pandemic pod or a homeschooling situation, Listenwise’s podcast lessons support your children’s learning in any setting, including outside a regular K-12 classroom. Whatever your curriculum, you can find engaging stories to help you teach listening and…

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In Remote or Hybrid Learning, Linking Listening and Reading Is Key

Every summer teachers fear “summer learning loss,” but at no time in history has there been more reason to worry about the prospect of the typical loss on top of what is being called the “COVID slide.”  The concerns around reading are troubling.  A reading forecast by The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization,…

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Understanding the Listening–Reading Connection

Careful listening is a valuable lifelong skill. It helps us learn language, integrate stories from our past, forge human relationships, and succeed in school and the workplace. Starting from a very early age, listening is a key skill in helping children learn to read and become better readers.  With reading scores either dropping or holding…

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App Smashing Listenwise & Newsela

This post is part of our series on App Smashing with Listenwise. Listenwise podcasts can be paired with Newsela, offering news stories and differentiated multimedia text sets on a wide variety of topics. We talked with two of our Listenwise Advocates about how they use  Newsela with Listenwise to meet their teaching goals. Andrew Garnett-Cook…

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How are Listening and Reading Related?

Since this blog post was written we’ve written an updated blog in 2019 on the research between listening and reading entitled: “Understanding the Listening–Reading Connection.“ As humans, we have so many important ways we convey and understand information as we communicate.  We are born with ears, and are never actually taught how to listen—it’s understood…

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Meeting the Speaking and Listening Standards

The introduction of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has caused many literacy educators to increase their emphasis on informational texts and explore close reading techniques. To date, much of the discussion and focus of the new ELA standards has been on reading and writing, but now we are starting to see educators turn their attention…

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Teaching the Serial Podcast

This summer Waltham High School, in Massachusetts, did something very different for its summer reading. They chose a podcast. Not just any podcast, but the most popular, breakthrough podcast of our time—Serial. The 12 episode series re-examines the case of a teenager who was convicted of killing his former girlfriend. It asks the audience 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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