Are you trying to build listening skills in your classroom? Need something that kids are begging to do, and learning at the same time? Six-Minute Podcasts have been the answer to my classroom students. This practice stresses the importance of listening to a narrative text and answering questions relevant to the passage. Diligence has been given to craft questions tailored in such a way that they are very similar to the state assessment test and address common core listening and literature standards.