Have you discovered the power of podcasts? It’s easier than ever to find, subscribe and listen to literally thousands of podcasts on every topic from news, arts, business, comedy, education, politics, sports, technology, music, health, spirituality, hobbies, and more. Now with no prep for you, you and your students can join the movement quickly, easily, and purposefully with these podcast worksheets for analysis in printable and digital format. Add a paired podcast to your current unit of study, have students listen and respond for a sub lesson, or just conduct one of the activities as a stand-alone lesson.
Student Experience: Podcasts allow us to hear the voices of so many different people, and not only can you access viewpoints both alike and different from your own, but also you have knowledge at your fingertips and the ability to learn new things. The questions and tasks on these graphic organizers correlate directly with not only CCSS anchor standards, but also with higher-level thinking analysis skills on topics such as vocabulary, reliable narrator, content, comparing and contrasting texts, and more. They enable you to scaffold the listening process and take students step by step deeper into the text. The sheets can be used in isolation, or you could use several for one text depending on what your needs are. The best thing about podcast analysis worksheets such as these is that they work with any podcast you have for any level of secondary students in any subject!
- Close listening and annotating
- Activating and Verifying Knowledge
- Comprehension and Analysis
- Comparing and Contrasting Texts with Similar Themes
- Narrator Reliability
- Point of View
- Making Personal Connections
- Claims and Counterclaims
- Advertising a Podcast
- Narrative Writing
- 12 printable worksheets (PDF)
- 12 ready-made-for-Google eworksheets (text boxes are movable and editable)
- 12 Individual links for the eworksheets
Your students will love that they are beautifully designed and easy to use. You will love that your students are engaged successfully in discussing texts. Your admin will love that students are thinking critically and meeting standards.
Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "This is a resource that I am using with my ELL students, but it can absolutely be used in the core classroom as well. I love that there are so many variations of tasks students can complete while listening to podcasts. My students love when I give them the choice of activity to complete. They all have their favourite!"
♥ "I used this activity and allowed my students free choice for podcast listening It gave them such much needed independence choosing subjects that interest them during this difficult time."
♥ "Students are in the process of creating their own podcasts. These resources are broad enough that they help students identify what is important as a listener."
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