Episode 53 — Newbery Medal Winners—Where Are They Now?
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published January 14, 2013|
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Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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.
Grades 3 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  March 25
After examining the characters in one of DiCamillo's stories, students write original short stories featuring animals as central characters.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 10
Students brainstorm a list of civil rights-related issues and use the Acrostic Poems interactive to create poems.