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Episode 32 — Reading Text Sets

 

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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 24:27
Original Air Date Published November 12, 2010

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

Calendar Activities

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Calendar Activities

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1

Take part in the African American Read-In!

Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 8

Faith Ringgold was born on October 8, 1930.

Students use Ringgold's books as a springboard for a discussion of race, gender, and civil rights, and then write and illustrate original picture books on these topics.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 16

The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773.

Students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party and use the interactive Comic Creator to publish them.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 18

Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride in 1775.

Through the study of Paul Revere, students learn about primary source documents while researching their family histories, with which they create and compare their family trees.

 

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Podcast Episodes

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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