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Season 2 begins August 2019

LitCentric Radio is a podcast for elementary teachers who love all things literacy.

Get valuable coaching and dive into favorite mentor texts with literacy expert Julie Webb.

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Episode #1 LitCentric Radio

March 18, 2019

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a highly engaging call-and-answer text that students can’t help but respond to.

Episode #2 LitCentric Radio

March 18, 2019

Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies and illustrated by James Croft offers readers a creative exploration of shark facts with unique illustrations, strong organization, and a presentation that hooks readers from the start.

Episode #3 LitCentric Radio

March 25, 2019

Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino is a simple story with a surprising twist. Alfred the pug is a character your students will identify with, no matter their age.

Episode #4 LitCentric Radio

April 1, 2019

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, is a charming tale of curiosity, empathy, and understanding. The traditional-style illustrations are endearing as is the lion himself.

Episode #5 LitCentric Radio

April 8, 2019

From Tadpole to Frog by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is a science reader that keeps readers engaged with up close photographs, just enough informational text, and consistent text features that support comprehension.

Episode #6 LitCentric Radio

April 15, 2019

The Recess Queen, by Alexis O’neill and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, combines delightful, creative language with the seriousness of a school yard bully. One character’s ingenuity provides a lesson for us all.

Episode #7 LitCentric Radio

April 22, 2019

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina takes us back to simpler times when a peddler sold his wares. The surprises in store still delight children, and the clear-cut organization and plot makes this text ideal for retelling.

Episode #8 LitCentric Radio

April 29, 2019

Imogene’s Antlers by David Small tells the unlikely story of one day waking up with a serious problem, and the interesting ways the characters go about solving it. This mentor text offers a unique organizational style you’ll want to tell your students about.

Episode #9 LitCentric Radio

May 6, 2019

Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris is a playful book with just a hint of plot but a whole lot of spirit. Explore poetic phrases and patterns as your students chant along.

Episode #10 LitCentric Radio

May 13, 2019

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is a text you’ll truly fall in love with – from the first moment you meet the main character, to her relatable problem, and the remarkable conclusion. Listen as we explore what characters say, what they do, what they think, and what they feel.

Episode #11 LitCentric Radio

May 20, 2019

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion is a book many of us grew up with, and for good reason. Join Harry on his adventure through town as students make and change predictions along the way.

Episode #12 LitCentric Radio

May 27, 2019

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell offers a unique character who advances the plot in interesting ways. Learn what the author really wants us to know about Molly Lou and about ourselves.