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Teaching Authentic Academic Language Remotely

Guest post by Robbi Holdreith, a middle school ELL teacher and coordinator at Sojourner Truth Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota As I began to plan lessons for the new school year, I knew that Listenwise would be a part of my coursework for grades 5-8. For me, one of the top benefits of the Listenwise platform…

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Robotics and American Literature Classes Implement Listenwise at Griffiths Middle School

Listenwise CEO Monica Brady-Myerov recently visited classrooms in California and shares her experiences here. Griffiths Middle School in Downey, CA. I had the privilege of visiting one of the many middle schools in California implementing Listenwise across the school. I wanted to share the inventive, inspiring and successful ways I saw teachers at Griffiths Middle…

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How Do Teachers Use Listenwise?

This is a question we get a lot. “How can I use Listenwise in my classroom?” Well, here are some real stories that show how ELL, social studies, and ELA teachers incorporate Listenwise into their teaching pedagogy. Try out these ideas for incorporating listening with your students! Here are a few ideas from our Listenwise…

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Motivation and English Learners

We often focus on literacy and language skills when thinking about what English Learners need to succeed.  And certainly that is an extremely important element! But one thing that struck us in the feedback from teachers using Listenwise is the impact of a relevant, captivating story. We hear over and over how students will naturally…

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Listening with English Learners

By Sam Perez, ESOL Middle School Teacher Boise, Idaho I teach English as a new language to students in grades 6, 7, and 8. My students are diverse–from a variety of countries, each with a unique story. I came across Listenwise while searching for online resources and listened to the story about the Middle East:…

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Q+A with Kara Nierman, 7th Grade ELA Teacher, Woonsocket Middle School

We know there are many of you who are using Listenwise’s free features but would LOVE to move to Premium with the additional literacy supports, the student accounts and the ability to make assignments. But your school just doesn’t have the budget. We thought we’d share with you the story of one teacher who used…

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Abysmal Listening Skills!

Listenwise was recently featured on EdTalk Radio with special guest Sally Dodge, a middle school science teacher in Eastland Middle school in Roseville Michigan. EdTalk Radio host Larry Jacobs asked Sally to describe her students’ listening skills. Her answer? In one word, abysmal. Listen to the the full exchange.   This year Michigan introduced a…

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Education Talk Radio and Listening Routines

Last Monday Listenwise (formerly called Listen Current) was featured on Education Talk Radio as one of “the best new products out there” for teachers. You can hear the full show below. Host Larry Jacobs asked Listenwise founder Monica Brady-Myerov about the founding of Listenwise and the ways it can be used in the classroom. She…

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3 Key Skills to Build Informational Literacy

It’s widely recognized that students don’t do a good job evaluating sources. Being able to evaluate sources is a skill that’s needed in every discipline. If you want a reminder about what Informational Literacy is, read this overview by the Association of College and Resource Libraries. The growing importance of teaching these skills is what…

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Great Stories Get Kids Talking, Even Your ELLs

It’s the beginning of the school year and students are still quiet.  You don’t yet know their stories yet. Current events and debates can be a great way to encourage kids to come out of their shells and to learn more about each other. The Listenwise team saw Miriam Morgenstern do just this when we visited…

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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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From how to teach vocabulary and analyze a story, discover how to use Listenwise stories to meet your instructional goals, whatever they may be. Check out our curriculum connection content to help align with the content you are teaching -
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Here's a great remote learning tip from Julie Waugh, on teaching listening. Listenwise is meaningful, high-quality lesson content that all students can benefit from!
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Remote Learning Tip #5: Purposeful Listening
Julie Waugh walks us through how she teaches purposeful listening with her upper level 8th grade English learners remotely in her 90 minute block classes. Ju...
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We've updated Listenwise to reflect the new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We heard requests for more flexibility in scheduling when students could access assignments, more clarity about when assignments were due, and a faster process for making written assignments....and more...
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Listen to how educator Julie Waugh teaches listening via Zoom with her class in remote learning. She has her students listen twice before answering questions and enjoys giving her class the shared experience of listening to the audio podcast altogether- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1DNGxZ4fg&list=PLXPBkl56174JRNYpLTBj06ErikT8l0ZBL&index=19&t=152s
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Teaching Listening On Zoom: Synchronous & Asynchronous Remote Learning Instruction
Julie Waugh teaches listening in a 90-minute block with both synchronous & asynchronous time. The first 45 minutes is synchronous time where they listen to L...
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Quick start guide to using podcast lessons in remote teaching: http://ow.ly/tMRU50ClXRE
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Listen to hear how Beth, who is currently teaching fully remote, used the Listenwise story, "Michelle Obama on Becoming" to focus on vocabulary, listening, speaking, and writing skills with her students.
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