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Episode 16 — Nonfiction 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 17:05
Original Air Date Published July 01, 2009

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

NCTE's Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award is announced today.

Students conduct research and write original works of nonfiction on topics of their choice.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 20

In 1969, the first human walked on the moon.

As a class, students discuss Neil Armstrong's famous quote when he landed on the moon and explore the difference that one word can make, as well as the gendered language that Armstrong uses.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 23

Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was integrated in 1957.

After viewing some footage from the actual event, students jot down thoughts and feelings of the Little Rock Nine. Students then write a bio-poem that might have been written by one of these students on this historic day.

 

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Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Nonfiction Roundup

With each annual crop of new nonfiction, teens have the opportunity to discover and explore new disciplinary worlds. Tune in to hear about an array of recently-published nonfiction titles that will engage teens in learning about history, science, economics, and medicine. You’ll hear about junk food and advertising, the atomic bomb and civil rights, bird watching and volcanoes – books written in a variety of formats for a variety of teen readers.

 

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