In this post I am going to introduce you to Listenwise - one of my favorite resources I have been using recently! What is it? 3-6 minute long NPR stories, which come with activities for your class! Who doesn't love NPR?!
The first thing I want to flag up, is that the website divides it's stories by '"Current events", "ELA", "Science" and "Social Studies", but in reality there are stories to cover all different subjects and topics, (I searched Design and found lots of relevant stories).
I'm going to show you the lesson for 'Animal Farm' and Satire, along with the teaching resources it provides on both the free account and paid account.
With the free version:
With the premium version you can also*:
What I love:
Here's a screenshot of their most recent lessons:
I've created a video showing all the features and how easy it is to use. They also have a support section. If you have any additional questions, leave them in the comments.