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"To me, Listenwise is a way to develop students’ listening comprehension
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3 - 6 minute fascinating stories from NPR with built-in lesson plans and listening quizzes. Explore daily current event stories or standards-aligned lessons for ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
Listen to authentic academic language spoken in context. Additional supports include: Interactive transcripts, slower audio options, active listening organizers, and scaffolded instruction.
Automatically scored multiple choice comprehension quizzes allow easy integration into instruction without additional testing time. User-friendly data reports will show you how students are performing by listening strands.
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California educator, Michael Godsey, writes in The Atlantic about the impact of students reading transcripts while listening to podcasts. Ironically, podcasts can encourage students to read more.
Data shows practicing listening works! Our analyses from two classes of 31 students who took 8 Listenwise listening comprehension quizzes within a 2 month time frame shows improvement.
Integrate a few of these podcast teaching strategies into your instruction.
Here are 5 ways you can get started incorporating listening comprehension practice into lessons.
Test your listening comprehension by taking our 5 question quiz.