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Listen to Episodes 13 – 24

Episode 13 LitCentric Radio

August 12, 2019

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara King, seems to be on everyone’s back-to-school reading list. Not only is the message of friendship a valuable one, it’s also a great book to combine playful predictions with a bit of poetry tossed in.

Episode 14 LitCentric Radio

August 19, 2019

On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister, photographs by Tom Berthiaume, is a wonderful tool for social emotional learning. We’ll combine feelings and personal narrative in a bridge chart to help students write pieces of their own.

Episode 15 LitCentric Radio

August 26, 2019

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems always delights. Do we ever get tired of sharing it with kids? No way! In this episode we’re getting busy with periods, commas, ellipses…and more! It’ll be fun, I promise!

Episode 16 LitCentric Radio

September 2, 2019

My Very Own Octopus by Bernard Most is clever and creative, and give students permission to write in a similar way. We’ll take a closer look at providing evidence-based reasons and use video to do it!

Episode 17 LitCentric Radio

September 9, 2019

What Athletes Are Made Of by Hanoch Piven is one of several books he’s done in this unique style. He combines found objects and brings them to life through his mini-biographical style. We’ll take a closer look at the patterns in his work that will improve biographical writing in today’s episode.

Episode 18 LitCentric Radio

September 16, 2019

The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden lets kids’ imaginations run wild! We’ll use their fantastic ideas and try out a brief write in today’s lesson.

Episode 19 LitCentric Radio

September 23, 2019

Mrs. Morgan’s Lawn by Barney Saltzbery is a book my classroom would never be without. We’re talking serious possibilities for teaching problem/solution, flashbacks and imagination, surprise endings, and more. Today we’ll cut through the clutter and teach summary.

Episode 20 LitCentric Radio

September 30, 2019

The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend, illustrated by John Manders is so much fun! Get your accents ready because this read aloud is an experience! And the multiple patterns of 3 pop up everywhere you look.

Episode 21 LitCentric Radio

October 7, 2019

Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger, illustrated by Marylin Hafner, first appeared on my radar as a kid watching Reading Rainbow after school. This book is packed with information that’s played out in an aproachable way using narrative nonfiction.

Episode 22 LitCentric Radio

October 14, 2019

A Small Thing…but Big by Tony Johnston, pictures by Hadley Hooper, sheds light on what seems to be a typical day at the park. But victories await as we explore its unique organization.

Episode 23 LitCentric Radio

October 21, 2019

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James, should be on every bookshelf. Period. The words and pictures are a dream, and they take the concept of theme to a whole new level.

Episode 24 LitCentric Radio

October 28, 2019

What’s the Difference? 10 Animal Look-Alikes by Judy Diehl and David Plumb, illustrated by Vlasta Kampen, is packed with information that will hold your students’ interest. This text offers teachers the opportunity to explore compare and contrast language in bite-sized chunks that are accessible to all.

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