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8 Ways to Teach Multilinguals Using Podcasts and Video

During our webinar with career teacher, consultant, and author Tan K. Huynh, he led us through his approach to teaching multilinguals using podcasts and video. His goal is to use comprehensible input, as defined by linguist and education researcher Dr. Stephen Krashen.  “The focus when you’re working with multilingual students is comprehensible input,” says Huynh,…

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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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New Resource for Teaching Listening Comprehension: The Literacy Coach’s Toolkit

We are excited to share a free download to a new instructional toolkit. The toolkit contains sample strategy lessons focusing on two of the eight listening comprehension skills that are assessed via Listenwise quizzes (understanding vocabulary and identifying main idea).  These strategy lessons have been developed by Dr. Michael Opitz, co-author of Listen Hear! in…

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How to Use Listenwise to Improve Listening, Literacy, and Language Skills

Listenwise is a flexible resource and can be used to meet many different goals for your students. Listening advances oral language skills and literacy through a wide range of activities and we describe a few in this blog. Read this blog to explore additional ideas about using Listenwise to enhance engagement and critical thinking about…

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