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Episode 36 — Musical Books for Teens

 

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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 15:45
Original Air Date Published February 24, 2011

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

Calendar Activities

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 1

Music in Our Schools Month is in March.

Students explore the effects of music on a story by reading a story, novel, or play, viewing the musical version, and comparing the two. Students can then select a text read in class and create a musical adaptation.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 9

In 1940, musician and peace activist John Lennon was born.

After listening to "Imagine," students reflect on the lyrics and answer questions. Then, they have a chance to write a stanza for their own song.

 

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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