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Episode 48 — Celebrating Grandmothers


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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 11:33
Original Air Date Published September 03, 2012

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.


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Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Exploring and Sharing Family Stories

Writing gets personal when students interview family members in order to write a personal narrative about that person.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events

Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timelines based on important and memorable family events.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch

After analyzing Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza, students create a class book with artwork and information about their ancestry, traditions, and recipes, followed by a potluck lunch.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Family Memoir: Getting Acquainted With Generations Before Us

Creating a memoir of an older family member allows students both to learn more about their own backgrounds and to learn the power of storytellers.


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Calendar Activities

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 11

Children's author Patricia Polacco was born in 1944.

Students share family stories of their own by writing original poems and reviewing parts of speech using the Diamante Poems tool.


Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 13

Today is National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.


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Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write Letters to Friends and Family

Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Recording Family Stories

Teens can take part in the process of building family histories by recording the stories, or memoirs, of family members.


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