As we move into the application of the Common Core literacy listening standards, our students must be able to listen to oral presentations, take notes and and then use that information to construct logical informational and argumentative writing pieces. For example, on one of the Smarter Balanced listening assessment items, students are asked to listen to an oral presentation and then identify the “central idea” of the passage. Many teachers have asked me how to find high quality videos and audios for supporting text-based units for their students. Some great sources of high quality video and audio can be found on the following websites:
If you know of other outstanding resources for locating high quality video and audio resources, please be sure to let us all know.