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Episode 17 — Teens as Writers


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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 14:50
Original Air Date Published August 01, 2009

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


Calendar Activities

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Calendar Activities

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 20

Celebrate the National Day on Writing!

Students examine the different ways that they write and think about the role writing plays in life.


Grades   8 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 9

Author Matt de la Peña was born today.

Students use an essay by de la Peña as a model for writing their own literacy autobiography.


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Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Connecting with Young Adult Authors through Writing

This activity guides teens in reaching out to authors of books they love by composing personal letters or connecting to authors through their websites or blogs.


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Tips & How-To's

Grades   3 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Start a Writer’s Notebook

Writer’s notebooks allow children and teens to take in the world around them and document their daily lives. Use these tips to learn how to start a writer's notebook with your child.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Revise and Edit

Once a piece of writing has been revised and major changes have been made, writers edit to make certain that readers won't be confused or distracted by unintentional errors. Read on to learn how to begin editing a piece of writing!


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