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Episode 46 — Red, White, and Blue

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 11:31
Original Air Date Published July 23, 2012

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.

 

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research

This lesson uses Ben’s Dream by Chris Van Allsburg to highlight ten major landmarks of the world. Students research the landmarks and present their findings to the class.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey

Students are guided through an informal exploration of nonfiction texts and child-oriented Websites, learning browsing and skimming techniques for the purpose of gathering interesting information.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience

Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy

Students build positive memories of literacy activities when they take turns taking home a book bag stuffed with items to encourage literacy interactions with their families.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Beyond “What I Did on Vacation”: Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing

After reading and analyzing short examples of travel writing and discussing conventions of the genre, students write their own travel articles.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Travel Brochures: Highlighting the Setting of a Story

Readers are often transported to the places mentioned in texts through words and descriptions. This lesson invites students to create travel brochures about the setting of texts they have read.

 

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Design a Travel Brochure

Invite children and teens to create a travel brochure to share information about a special place with others.

 

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