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.