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Episode 53 — Newbery Medal Winners—Where Are They Now?

 

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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 14:21
Original Air Date Published January 14, 2013

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Lesson Plans

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

Using the book The Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction.

 

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Calendar Activities

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 10

Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis was born in 1953.

Students brainstorm a list of civil rights-related issues and use the Acrostic Poems interactive to create poems.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 25

Celebrate Kate DiCamillo's birthday today.

After examining the characters in one of DiCamillo's stories, students write original short stories featuring animals as central characters.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 19

Children's publisher John Newbery was born in 1713.

Each student chooses a book that is special and writes a short story about why it deserves special mention. Students can plan the pages of their own stories and then make a Stapleless Book or use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 27

Today, the American Library Association announces its annual book award winners.

Students research different awards given by the ALA and do an activity based on one of the awards.

 

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