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Episode 57 — Barnyard Antics

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 13:02
Original Air Date Published July 08, 2013

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.

 

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Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Experiencing Haiku Through Mindfulness, Movement & Music

By being present and mindful on nature walks, students write haiku using vivid sensory language; and explore body movement, music and art as visual and kinesthetic representations of their poetry.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts

Students listen to fiction and nonfiction read-alouds and explore selected Websites to identify factual information about animals. This lesson focuses on ants, but can be adapted to any animal.

 

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 8

On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley was born.

Students visit the National Archives to read a letter written by Elvis Presley to President Nixon. The Letter Generator is used to write a letter to a current artist suggesting a meeting with the President.

 

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Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Chicken Adventures

Need some egg-citement in your life? Then, listen in to hear about some books featuring adventurous chickens!

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Animal Perspectives

Discover books that allow you to look at the world through the eyes of an animal!

 

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