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Episode 46 — Red, White, and Blue
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published July 23, 2012|
Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 14
Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
Activities & Projects
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Invite children and teens to create a travel brochure to share information about a special place with others.