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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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Listenwise Podcasts Address TEKS/TELPAS Standards

Texas educators: did you know that Listenwise podcasts can help teachers and students address reading and writing standards on the TEKS? Many educators overlook that the seven strands of essential knowledge and skills for ELA-R incorporate the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). In this blog post, we will share how Listenwise…

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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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English Learners and Listening – Listen Wise Book Ch. 6 Sneak Peek

(Pre-order the book and get stickers for your class!) Today’s blog post explores teaching listening to English learners from the chapter 6 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 2), the neuroscience behind listening (chapter 3), and…

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Lexile Audio Measures Now Available on Listenwise

We are excited to now feature Lexile audio measures on every podcast in Listenwise Premium! This is a major advance in helping educators connect students to audio content at a level of complexity that is appropriate for their listening comprehension skills.Watch our On-Demand webinar:“Leveraging the Power of the New Lexile Audio Measures” co-presented with Metametrics…

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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. Understanding the connection between listening and reading is…

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Teacher Perspectives: Keeping Students Engaged in a Blended Classroom

Listenwise Advocate Sebastian Byers teaches middle and high school students in the Union County Public School district in Monroe, North Carolina. He teaches in a blended online program called Union County Virtual, where he is the program’s Science Teacher in Residence. We sat down with Sebastian to learn about his approach to teaching science in an…

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Personalizing Learning Using Podcast Lessons

There is much discussion in schools currently about the benefits of personalizing learning, though there are varying interpretations of what that means. Most, however, agree that moving away from a one-size-fits-all model of instruction is desirable, and that cultivating student agency is an important lever for facilitating learning. We believe in the educational value of…

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Supporting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with Listenwise

by guest blogger: Carolina Buitrago, Ed.D. Social emotional learning (SEL) has unquestionably gained a place in the busy spectrum of educators’ priorities. There is abundant research on the benefits of purposeful SEL work in classrooms and schools for the academic success and general wellbeing of students. However, SEL is a broad domain of development, and…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

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