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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 19:33
Original Air Date Published October 01, 2009

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 15

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today.

Students brainstorm all the various aspects of Hispanic culture and compile topics to research. Groups then research topics and present their information to the class.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Chris Crutcher

Tune in to hear the about the ideas behind Crutcher's newest book, Period 8; his thoughts on writing in honest language for teenagers; and what readers have told him about the impact of his stories.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Latino Literature for Teens

All readers want to see themselves reflected in the pages of books. Works of Latino literature for teens focus on the experiences of young people from Spanish-speaking countries and cultures. In honor of El Día de los Niños, tune in to hear about a variety of books that celebrate the Latino cultural experience in literature.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore is one of those rare authors whose books are deep and beautiful, and whose work helps readers gain perspective on their own lives. Tune in to hear about Kristin’s process of writing Bitterblue, how music helps her with writing, and how she copes when writing gets hard.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Judy Blume

Tune in to hear Judy Blume talk about how she got her start and learned the craft of writing from her long-time editor, Dick Jackson; what it’s like returning to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, which is the setting for her current novel; and how she’s responded to the many parodies and tributes that seal her place in popular culture.

 

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