Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS

Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS
Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS
Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS
Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS
Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS
Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #2, Distance Learning, CCSS
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As standardized testing becomes computer-based, students will need to be able to sit and listen to a passage or short audio program, take notes, recall information, and then answer critical thinking questions about the material. To help prepare students for this challenge, I’ve scoured the internet to find high-interest, school-appropriate podcasts that fit within one class period.

In this Listen & Learn activity, students will listen to an 18-minute podcast focused on a police officer who volunteered to dive into the thick, toxic sludge of La Brea tar pits to recover evidence in a murder investigation. This high-quality podcast presents a compelling modern case of bravery and allows the listeners (our students) to draw their own conclusions about the nature of heroism.

The easy prep lesson materials in this download include:

• A list of suggested lesson procedures for the teacher (or just print and leave for a sub) with several links to use to access the podcast online. Several of these sites also allow users to download the program and keep it on their personal mp3 players, a great option if the internet isn’t always reliable in your classroom.

• A two-page handout with questions for students to answer both while they listen and after the program is finished

• A two-page answer key to make grading easy and to provide talking points as you review answers with your students

This lesson, designed for students in grades 7-12, will take about 40 minutes to complete or a bit longer if you review answers/allow students to discuss some of the questions.

Want another podcast-based listening skills lesson? Click the links below to find more high-interest topics, including:

Listen & Learn #1, the case of a tiger who lives at a Louisiana truck stop

Listen & Learn #3, a mystery involving fraud and a teenager’s identity theft

Listen & Learn #4, the case of an 11-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of an airplane crash near Los Angeles

Listen & Learn #5, the story of a Muslim teen’s heartbreak when the parents of his white friend wouldn’t allow her to attend prom with him

Want all five of these Listen & Learn lessons at a steep discount? Click here to grab the Listen & Learn 5-Pack and save nearly 20% off the cost of purchasing each item individually.

Need more print-and-teach materials on modern, high-interest topics? Be sure to check out this bundle of non-fiction reading lessons.

NOTE: This item is included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.

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Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
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