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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Listen Current...

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Engage Students With the Power of Public Radio!
Looking for something innovative but practical to try in your classroom?  What about some great public radio stories that grab students’ attention?  They can give a modern spin on a historical event or illustrate a real world application of a scientific concept. They can be a new mode of delivery for informational “texts”.  They can be a great example of spoken academic language.

Listen Current gives your students something interesting to listen to.  Listen Current 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.    We also know from research “If you want people to listen to you, tell a good story” that the easiest way to improve listening is to give students something interesting to listen to.  That’s why Listen Current carefully chooses the public radio stories for relevance to your curriculum and relevance to your students.





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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used a Listen Current story about Witchcraft on Halloween. The kids were fascinated in this high school.
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Ms. A said...

I have been able to look into Listen Current. What a wonderful route for creative teaching! Thank you for sharing <>< A