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Listen to Episode 49 – 60

Episode 49 LitCentric Radio

August 3, 2020

Saturday, by Oge Mora, shares the special bond of a mother and daughter as they enjoy their favorite day. But can they bounce back from the setbacks they face? Find out how Ava and her mother learn to be resilient together, and how your students can too.

Episode 50 LitCentric Radio

August 17, 2020

The Proudest Blue, by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly, is a story of bravery and dignity told through the eyes of a admiring younger sister. Learn how a single sentence using personification can be used as a jumping off point for better descriptions, and a more inclusive classroom community.

Episode 51 LitCentric Radio

August 31, 2020

The Doctor With An Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath, by Julia Finely Mosca, illustrated by Daniel Rieley, is a unique hybrid genre of biography and poetry. In this text readers learn all about Dr. Bath and the obstacles she overcame in order to achieve her goals. We also learn Dr. Bath’s approach to tackling each day with a question.

Episode 52 LitCentric Radio

September 14, 2020

Gaston, by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson, is the most adorable book of the decade! It’s cute, it’s smart, it’s delightful. And it’ll teach students a thing or two about using repetition in smart ways. Oh, and did I mention it’s adorable?

Episode 53 LitCentric Radio

September 28, 2020

Hair Love, by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison, is a story about a family’s enduring love and devotion, as told through real life challenges. We’ll compare the book to the Oscar-winning short film of the same name to reveal significant differences between the two.

Episode 54 LitCentric Radio

October 12, 2020

Boy Oh Boy, by Cliff Leek, illustrated by Bene Rohlmann, is a collection of 30 inspiring biographies about diverse, fascinating men. In today’s lesson we’ll teach students how to analyze pacing in a piece of writing and how content and importance drive an author’s decision making process.

Episode 55 LitCentric Radio

October 26, 2020

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment, by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson, is the recount of a family outing that went viral. When preschooler Parker Curry stumbles upon a particular painting at the museum her whole world changes. In today’s lesson we’ll use famous works of art to build vocabulary in order to write better descriptions.

Episode 56 LitCentric Radio

November 9, 2020

The Word Collector, by Peter H. Reynolds, introduces readers to Jerome – a boy who loves words so much that he collects them. We’ll piggyback on this admiration by having some word fun of our own. Today’s lesson is a great one for introducing synonyms for the first time, or for nudging students to use synonyms to spice up their writing.

Episode 57 LitCentric Radio

November 23, 2020

Peter’s Chair, by Ezra Jack Keats, is a classic text that all students should read. Peter is a young boy who has just become a big brother and he’s learning how to handle change in his own way. In today’s lesson we’ll look for opportunities to develop the plot further, just like students need to do in their own writing.

Episode 58 LitCentric Radio

December 7, 2020

 

Episode 59 LitCentric Radio

December 21, 2020

 

Episode 60 LitCentric Radio

January 4, 2021

 

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