Listening Skills Podcast Activity, Listen & Learn #5, PDF & Google Drive, CCSS

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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5-page PDF + Google Drive version of student worksheet (uneditable)
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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 15-minute podcast focused on the story of a Muslim teen’s heartbreak when the parents of his white friend wouldn’t allow her to attend prom with him. (Note: The language of Hasan Minhaj’s charming podcast is clean, but one curse word is bleeped out and he does say “Jesus” once in an exasperated voice. The story is appropriate for high school students, but you should listen to the podcast before purchasing these lesson materials to make sure the content is a good match for your classroom. Click here to listen to Minhaj’s story: https://themoth.org/stories/prom)

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. A downloadable version of the program is NOT available, so you’ll need internet access in your classroom or computer lab to access the podcast. (PDF)

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

• 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 35 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 #3, a mystery involving fraud and a teenager’s identity theft

Listen & Learn #4, a story of an 11-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of an airplane crash

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

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5-page PDF + Google Drive version of student worksheet (uneditable)
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

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