Sound Learning Monthly Features are intended to help teachers utilize the variety of stories within a given theme to extend and enrich their curricula. Although each story within a feature can be used individually as a teaching tool, the timely and thematic collection of stories provides an ideal opportunity for interdisciplinary learning.
The components are designed to be useful as catalysts for discussions, springboards for research, and literacy skill-builders. Each month will include sections on reading and listening comprehension, critical thinking, and research challenges.
What are some ways that I use might use it?
- Students can use text and audio files separately or in combination to answer comprehension questions.
- Students can build critical thinking and public speaking skills by using the discussion questions and opposing viewpoint activity.
- Students can practice quick fact-finding or in-depth research skills by responding to the various research challenges.
- Students can use the vocabulary list to enrich their speaking and writing.