Middle School Podcast Lessons

Middle school podcast lessons are a fantastic way to cover your curriculum standards and engage your students.

Have you ever thought about using middle school podcast lessons in your classroom?

Podcasts are a fantastic way to cover your curriculum standards and engage your students. 

These middle school podcast lessons are based on short non-fiction podcast segments that discuss issues related to shopping, the economy, trends and marketing. Students will love using this media type in class. 

Each podcast lesson listed contains: 

  1. Teacher Instructions
  2. Graphic Organizers
  3. Journal Entry
  4. Answer Key
  5. Individual PDFs for Google Drive
  6. Google Slides format

These middle school podcast lessons can be used to cover listening comprehension curriculum standards, or as sub plans, independent work, fast finisher activities or asynchronous work. 

Middle School Podcast Lessons

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Online Orders Students will learn about why online orders are delivered in separate boxes/packages even if from the same store. Students will love that this lesson examines online shopping. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Drones For Delivery – This is an engaging listening comprehension lesson based on a podcast segment about the possibility of using drones to deliver items to customers. Students will love that this lesson examines a new technology. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Vending Machines – Students will love this that examines the new trend of fresh food vending machines. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Subscription Traps – This lesson is based on a podcast segment about subscriptions and how people get trapped in them. Students will love this that examines the current trend of subscription services. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – TikTok Creator Fund – Your students will enjoy learning about the TikTok Creator Fund and how it pays influencers/creators for their content – this fund is currently not available to Canadian creators. Students will love that this lesson examines the popular social media platform TikTok. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Personalized Notes – Students will learn about the new marketing trend of takeout restaurants writing personalized notes on their takeout containers and bags. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Dollar Store Prices – This podcast segment is about why dollar store prices are so low compared to other stores. Students will love that this lesson examines shopping at dollar stores. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Pay What You Want Stores – Teachers are provided with an engaging listening comprehension lesson based on a podcast segment about how pay-what-you-want stores work. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Fancy Product Names – Learn about why companies use fancy words when naming their products. Students will love that this lesson examines how this marketing technique is being used to target them as consumers. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – QR Code Restaurant Menus – Students will learn about why some restaurants are using QR code menus in lieu of or in addition to paper menus. Students will love that this lesson examines how this QR code technology is being used in daily life. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Right To Repair – This lesson is about how consumers want the right to repair their broken technology and a new announcement on how this might get easier. Students will love that this lesson examines how consumers are frustrated with having to buy new items (smartwatches, cellphones, etc,.) if something breaks. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Subscription Boxes – Use this comprehension lesson about how consumers are encouraged to sign up for subscription boxes that regularly get shipped to their homes. Students will love that this lesson examines this trend of subscription boxes. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson Bundle – Use these ready-to-go no-prep listening comprehension lessons for middle school ELA classes. Teachers are provided with 12 engaging listening comprehension lessons based on high-interest podcast segments about consumers, companies and marketing. Students will love that these lessons examine marketing techniques that are used to target them as consumers. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Included Topics: 

  1. Online Orders
  2. Drones For Delivery
  3. Vending Machines
  4. Subscription Traps
  5. TikTok Creator Fund
  6. Personalized Notes
  7. Dollar Store Prices
  8. Pay What You Want Stores
  9. Fancy Product Names
  10. QR Code Restuarant Menus
  11. Right To Repair
  12. Subscription Boxes

Try one of these middle school podcast lessons in your classroom today. 

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