Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #3, PDF & Google Drive, CCSS

Laura Randazzo
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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5-page PDF + Google Drive version of student worksheet (uneditable)
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Laura Randazzo
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Students 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 our e-learning world, 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 a 24-minute podcast focused on the case of a young woman who learned at age 19 that someone had stolen her identity way back when she was 11 years old. Then, she went on a search to find the thief and eventually made a shocking discovery. This high-quality podcast presents this compelling story of identity theft and allows the listeners (our students) to draw some of own conclusions.

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. (PDF)

• A two-page handout with questions for students to answer both while they listen and after the program is finished (PDF & Google Drive versions)

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

This lesson, designed for students in grades 9-12, will take about 45 minutes to complete or a bit longer if you review answers/allow students to debate 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 #2, an adventure that follows a police officer diving deep into a tar pit

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 20% off the cost of purchasing each item individually.

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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Cover image credit: Marcus Quigmire, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Total Pages
5-page PDF + Google Drive version of student worksheet (uneditable)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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