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Episode 70 — Exploring the Disability Experience


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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 22:58
Original Air Date Published February 23, 2014

Music in this podcast is courtesy of†Scott Andrew.


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Podcast Episodes


Lesson Plans

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Disability Using Multimedia and the B-D-A Reading Strategy

History takes on new dimensions in this interactive multimedia lesson that emphasizes the B-D-A approach to research as students investigate the experiences of people with disabilities since the early 1800s.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Inclusive Stories: Teaching About Disabilities With Picture Books

Students explore disabilities in order to think critically and sensitively about them. They choose a disability to research and then create a picture book about the disability.


Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing First-Person Narration in Sharon Draperís Out of My Mind

Students explore the different facets of complexity in the compelling first-person narrator in Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 11

Sharon Draper was born on this day in 1952.

Students read a book from one of Draperís trilogies and then meet to discuss their book with students have read the other two books.


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Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode


Even if they are few in number, diverse books do exist. Tune in to hear about recently-published YA titles that celebrate diversity in a range of genres. Thereís something for every reader here: comic book superheroes, Civil Rights history, love stories, humorous essays, poetry, artwork, and stories of suspense.


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