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Episode 68 — Nonfiction Roundup

 

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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 22:32
Original Air Date Published November 18, 2013

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 22

The "1984" Macintosh commercial aired today during Super Bowl XVIII.

Original advertisements are created after students review advertising techniques they've studied.

 

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.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Teen Sexuality

Tune in to hear about an array of nonfiction books on teen sexuality – some about the mechanics of sex, some about the media and body image, some written by teens themselves. You’ll hear about books for older as well as younger readers, boys as well as girls, gay teens as well as those who are straight or questioning.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Life Stories

Life stories are books that trace defining moments and turning points in people’s lives. By exploring how individuals overcome obstacles and discover their passions – or fall prey to mistakes and inner demons – life stories illustrate how human beings navigate the complexities of living. Tune in to hear about a variety of life stories – some that celebrate lives of success, others that mourn lives tragically lost or wasted.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Science Books for Teens

Books about science allow readers to encounter new concepts, ask new questions, and discover what we can learn simply by paying close attention to our surroundings. You’ll hear about ecology and climate change, food production, infectious disease, ancient human history, the universe, and our power as humans for both ingenuity and destruction.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Reading Text Sets

Tune in to hear about texts sets organized around themes such as revolution and espionage, relationships with brothers and fathers, and buying and selling in America.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Exploring History

Hear about an amazing range of books that explore history, including works of fiction as well as non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels, verse novels, and investigative journalism.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Nonfiction Books for Teens

In this episode, you'll hear about new nonfiction books that explore the role of women in the NASA space program, the Civil Rights Movement, and the experiences of Arab American youth in the post-9/11 era.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

New and Noteworthy Nonfiction

Tune in to hear about newly-published biographies, memoirs, and essay collections as well as titles that explore history, science, and social issues.

 

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