We all know our students could use practice listening!
The Common Core certainly believes this to be necessary. Common core standardized tests such as Smarter Balanced specifically require students to listen to spoken passages and demonstrate their ability to comprehend, interpret and apply information derived from spoken text.
This bundle contains four documents and a song that students can practice their listening skills on. Each document has corresponding text dependent questions.
Primary Source Documents (text/audio):
*click the sound button to listen to each document or song
-Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
-Henry Care, English Liberties, or, The Free-Born Inheritance (1680)
-John Winthrop, SPEECH TO THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL COURT (JULY 3, 1645)
-PONTIAC SPEECHES (1762 AND 1763)
-Liberty Song (1780)
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.