Ep 207: Using Podcasts to Cover the Speaking and Listening Standards - EB Academics

Ep 207: Using Podcasts to Cover the Speaking and Listening Standards

Are you just assuming that you are covering the speaking and listening standards every time your students participate in a class discussion? If so, you are not alone. However, we need to spend more time intentionally addressing the nuances of these standards. Today, I’m going to walk you through an engaging activity that will have your students truly practicing the speaking and listening standards. It will also set them up for success in future class discussions so you can be sure that you’re checking off those standards every time they participate. 

Tune in now to hear:

  • [:47] Caitlin dives in to begin discussing the speaking and listening standards. 
  • [1:28] Caitlin discusses how using podcasts in your lessons is a low-prep way to help students master these standards.
  • [2:13] She explains that step #1 is finding an engaging podcast episode to play in class. 
  • [3:42] Step #2 is to come up with 5-10 questions for students to answer as they listen to the podcast.
  • [4:56] Caitlin tells that step #3 is printing out a transcript of the episode for students to read after listening.
  • [5:31:] Caitlin explains that step #4 is having a focused class discussion using the questions and notes from the podcast episode.
  • [6:13:] She gives examples of additional questions that can be used with any podcast episode to meet the standards.
  • [6:50:] Caitlin shares that step #5 is to reflect on the lesson.
  • [7:15:]She gives a few tips and tricks for holding a successful class discussion.

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