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Episode 45 — New Takes on Old Tales
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published December 05, 2011|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 18
Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 15
Students use the Internet Workshop model to explore web links about the Titanic disaster.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 4
Students compare different versions of the fairy tale Cinderella and then rewrite a lesser-known Grimm story and explain the changes they made.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 22
After listening to The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, students compare Pratchett's version with Browning's version and discuss how perspective changes the story.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 16
Students brainstorm a list of human rights issues, research their group's issue in depth, examine the way journalists cover a story, and create articles for a classroom newspaper.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 30
Students compare and contrast two views of the Holocaust from different authors. Students may also research stories of other survivors who may or may not be published and create a presentation on this survivor.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 1
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 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds for their stories. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings: books that include middle grade humor, satire, coming of age stories, and graphic novels.