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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|
Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.
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 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 19
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 23
Students research different awards given by the ALA and do an activity based on one of the awards.
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.