This is a handout for the first episode of the podcast "Serial". Students are asked questions to answer. Important information that is detailed is provided for students (and teachers) in text boxes. Details include: The Case (overview), The Trial, Jay's story, Adnan's story, and Asia's letters and affidavit. The approximate time in the podcast these occur are also noted so they can more easily be reviewed. Students are asked to respond to evidence, character, setting, etc.
This will help students gather key information as they move forward in examining evidence, without being overwhelmed by getting down too much detail, and instead focus on listening.
The Serial Podcast makes for a great media unit in English.