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Episode 50 — Goosebumps!

 

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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 12:39
Original Air Date Published October 15, 2012

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.

 

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Teaching the Epic through Ghost Stories

In this lesson, students connect to the oral tradition of epic storytellers by sharing their own oral tales of ghosts and goblins and monsters.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Thrills! Chills! Using Scary Stories to Motivate Students to Read

Students examine story elements through teacher read-alouds and independent reading and then use reader-response journals and graphic organizers to prepare for the creation of their own scary stories.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers

Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code" of horror writing and use what they learn to write scary stories of their own.

 

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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 29

Poe's "The Raven" was published in 1845.

As Poe's "The Raven" is read aloud, students note their reactions and discuss the changes or development of their first impressions as the poem continues.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 31

Celebrate Halloween!

Students research information on Halloween, create masks or costumes from a text they are reading, or write a narrative essay describing their best Halloween ever.

 

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