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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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Listenwise on the Road: Conference Recap

It’s conference season! Late February and March 2019 have been as busy as last year (see our blog recap last year.) Here’s what we did and learned in the last month…   CATE In late February Monica attended the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) conference. This year it was held in San Francisco,…

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Summer Listening List 2015

This summer as you pack your bags for a get away or head to the beach for the day, we want to suggest some amazing stories for you to listen to. All school year we at Listenwise curate the best public radio stories for your classroom. But we know you are busy and probably miss…

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Captioning Listening

Sometimes I turn on my TV and the close captioning feature has been activated. I can’t find the button to turn it off so I think, it won’t distract me. And yet I find it impossible to ignore. It turns out that reading subtitles in the same language as you are listening, is impossible to ignore….

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Listening Comprehension Matters

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