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How to Access: Premium access is now available for free while schools are closed for COVID-19. Teach with podcasts covering a variety of topics. Each podcast includes a listening comprehension quiz.

Listenwise (formerly Listen Current) makes it easy to bring current events, authentic voices and engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom. Listenwise curates the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Non-fiction storytelling works for science, social students and ELA. The curated public radio stories are carefully chosen for relevance to your curriculum and relevance to your students. We offer robust lesson plans to go with the public radio that are Common Core from the ground up. Our in-depth lesson plans include a listening guide, vocabulary, class activities and additional resources. Listenwise Premium gives you the power to assign students logins and create custom online assignments for your class. Premium also provides enhanced language support with our interactive transcripts.

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Shark Survival
Listenwise 
Updated: 
2018
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Common Core
As plants and animals reproduce over time they are able to change and adapt to ensure or improve their chances of survival. The evolutionary goal of...
Bee Deaths and Crop Consequences
Common Core
Students will know and be able to… -describe the relationship between bees and our food supply by interpreting graphical information -describe how...
Student Podcast PODCAST Episode 1: Immigrant Journey Interviews
  • Multiple Subjects
  • HS, PD
Common Core
In this episode you’ll hear from Shalini Rao, a 5th Grade Teacher formerly at the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Shalini used interview-...
Student Podcast PODCAST Episode 2: Human Impacts of Catastrophic Events
  • Current Events
  • Middle School
Common Core
This episode on human impacts of catastrophic events highlights students from Mr. Erik Eve’s 8th Grade Social Studies class at Lindenhurst Middle...
1619 Project: Anniversary of Slavery in America
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Listen to this podcast and find accompanying teaching resources: The first shipload of enslaved people reached the American colonies four hundred...
Leveraging the Power of the New Lexile Framework for Listening
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS, PD
Join Monica Brady-Myerov from Listenwise and Share My Lesson as they discuss listening comprehension is an essential skill for today’s students,...
A Delicious Solution to our Energy Problems
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
Common Core
A new source of energy is being developed by using Michigan's industrial foodwaste. Using existing technology for converting manure into electricity...
An Imminent Thaw
Listenwise 
Updated: 
2018
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
Ice is an essential component of the ecosystem of the Bering Sea region. For example, sea ice cover can dramatically affect the levels of...
American Children, Immigrant Parents
Common Core
Students will know and be able to describe how being an undocumented immigrant hurts parents and their American-born children; Explain what benefits...
Japanese Internment: Injustice or War Necessity?
  • World War II
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
Audio story, lesson plan and student activities related to the issues, causes, and impact of Japanese internment following Pearl Harbor. Like this...