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The Serial Season 1 Podcast by Sarah Koenig is a fantastic way to teach the literary nonfiction genre, argumentative skills, and real-world evidence-based examples. Even the most reluctant students will be engaged with the content of this podcast!
You will get:
⭐6 Introduction Stations (2 of these stations also tie into episode 1)
⭐5-page lesson on how to compare Fiction, Nonfiction and Literary Nonfiction (episode 2)
⭐Irony and mood activity (episode 3)
⭐Socratic Seminar Preparedness Guide with examples (episodes 4, 7, 12)
⭐Google mapping activity to reinforce Common Core listening skills (episode 5)
⭐Building a crime board with evidence (episode 6)
⭐Case comparison, informational text, and quiz option (episode 7)
⭐Rhetorical Appeals (episode 8)
⭐Direct and Indirect Characterization (episodes 8 and 9)
⭐Injustice, Word Choice, and Persuasion (episode 10)
⭐Real-world evaluation skills foldable (episode 11)
⭐Serial Group Project
⭐Zen doodle note templates for coloring and listening
⭐50 question editable test that is arranged by episodes so that you can you can break them into quizzes if desired (You can also use the Google Form test included that is self-grading.)
⭐Answer Keys or examples for all (except for a select few assignments that are opinion-based)
**Newly added** A bonus file with an editable example of rational and standards alignment!
Download the preview for an overview!
✅All of these lessons are designed to be regular, printed resources, but they can also be used as digital resources if you are in a 1:1 classroom! Whether you are 1:1 now or in the future, this has you covered!
▶️I give detailed instructions on how to use these lessons digitally, but if you want to see one of these digital lessons in action, watch the preview video!
⚠️******Please note***** I highly recommend listening to this podcast before deciding to use it in your classroom setting. You can find a clean version of episode 1 (I've included the link), but you will need to use your own judgment on the rest. I have included a page that tells you the passages that you might want to mute while listening in class. Personally, I feel that the quality of content and ability to engage students outweighs any of the concerns I had about using this with my high school students.
Serial Podcast Test
Serial Podcast Activities
Serial Podcast Unit plan