Listening to Podcasts

Lesson 8— Listening to Podcasts



Students will demonstrate their understanding of voice by presenting their podcasts and discussing the vocal variety in each podcast.


Materials Needed:

Audio playing equipment, a way for students to access their saved audio file



Bell ringer question: What are you most excited about listening to your classmate’s podcasts? No vocab for today.


  • Listen to Podcasts

Have groups volunteer to listen to their podcast. After each podcast, have the students discuss the following questions:

  • Where did you hear aspects of diction and projection in this podcast?
  • Where did you hear rate and pitch?
  • Where did you hear tone and emphasis?
  • Where did you hear dialects?
  • How did those different things affect the way you perceived the character’s in the podcast?


  • Unit Closure

After each group has presented their podcast, have a class discussion on the unit as a whole.

  • What did you like about the different podcasts?
  • If you were to do this project again, what would you do differently?
  • What did you learn about voice during this unit?



Student can be assessed on their podcast, based on the rubric that the students helped you create in lesson 2.