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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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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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Applying the CASEL Framework with Podcasts to Teach SEL Skills

How can podcasts teach SEL skills? Can podcasts provide opportunities for teachers to integrate the CASEL framework in their classroom? Absolutely, according to California social studies teacher Dr. Scott Petri.  In 2021, we hosted a webinar with Dr. Petri where he shared practical teaching strategies for using podcasts to teach SEL skills to students. Did…

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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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Podcast Solutions for Learning Loss

Listenwise podcasts are a helpful and easy-to-implement solution to make the most of teaching and learning time!  Given the interruptions to academic instruction that COVID-19 challenges have presented, we’ve shared instructional ideas below to help teachers feel confident that they are using our podcasts in the most effective ways to support their students’ learning goals. …

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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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Teaching Resources for Discussing the Conflict in Ukraine

Like many of you, Listenwise is following news about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with an eye for information and perspectives that could be useful for classroom instruction. We’ve heard from many teachers that they are struggling to find sufficient age-appropriate content from trustworthy sources to share with their students. We see ourselves as uniquely positioned…

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Three Substitute Lesson Ideas Using Podcasts

Listenwise is so easy to implement that it’s even a great digital tool to use if you are absent and have a substitute teacher with limited teaching experience. That’s why we are excited to debut this collection of substitute lesson ideas that will not only help you but also make it easier for anyone taking…

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3 Ways To Use Weird News Podcasts As Texts for Teaching Literacy Strategies

Educators who teach language arts content and English learners (ELs) are successfully implementing Listenwise podcasts as audio texts that their students use to practice strategies that build literacy skills. Using podcasts as texts provides equitable access to students who struggle to read, as they may be more easily able to acquire information, build vocabulary, and…

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From Piloting to Full School Adoption: Listenwise at Katherine Edwards Middle School

When Andi St. John visited the Listenwise booth at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) spring 2018 conference, she knew right away that Listenwise was what her students needed!  St. John is a 6th grade ELA and social studies teacher at Katherine Edwards Middle School in Whittier, California. Eighty-one percent of students at Katherine Edwards are socio-economically…

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