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A literacy coach in your pocket! A podcast for elementary teachers who love all things literacy. Dive into favorite mentor texts with literacy expert Dr. Julie Webb and take your teaching to a whole new level.

LitCentric Radio Dr. Julie Webb

    • Education
    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

A literacy coach in your pocket! A podcast for elementary teachers who love all things literacy. Dive into favorite mentor texts with literacy expert Dr. Julie Webb and take your teaching to a whole new level.

    #48 Just Like Rube Goldberg

    #48 Just Like Rube Goldberg

    Persuade and explain Rube Goldberg style!

    Just Like Rube Goldberg, by Sarah Aronson, illustrated by Robert Neubecker, shares so many interesting facts about this incredible artist. Did you know he survived the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906? Listen and learn about Rube Goldberg and get students inspired to try out ideas of their own - it won’t be difficult!

    Join National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach Dr. Julie Webb as she describes the teaching possibilities hidden inside this treasured mentor text.

    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

    https://litcentric.podia.com

    LitCentric Radio Season 4 is generously sponsored by Book Taco: https://booktaco.com


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    • 22 min
    #47 Bread and Jam for Frances

    #47 Bread and Jam for Frances

    Making predictions with a classic!

    Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban, checks all the boxes for an adorable read aloud that students can totally relate to. You’ll fall in love with Frances the singing badger, and with how the text’s logical plot and timeless topic support students in making evidence-based predictions.

    Join National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach Dr. Julie Webb as she describes the teaching possibilities hidden inside this treasured mentor text.

    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

    https://litcentric.podia.com

    LitCentric Radio Season 4 is generously sponsored by Book Taco: https://booktaco.com


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    • 31 min
    #46 Just In Case You Want to Fly

    #46 Just In Case You Want to Fly

    Let’s write a class book together!

    Just in Case You Want to Fly, by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Christian Robinson, takes ordinary things you and I might dismiss and elevates their importance, giving them a new life. We can use a similar approach to create a class poem that stretches our imaginations.

    Join National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach Dr. Julie Webb as she describes the teaching possibilities hidden inside this treasured mentor text.

    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

    https://litcentric.podia.com

    LitCentric Radio Season 4 is generously sponsored by Book Taco: https://booktaco.com


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    • 24 min
    #45 The Invisible Boy

    #45 The Invisible Boy

    A lesson we all need right about now…

    The Invisible Boy, by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton, shines a light on experiences we’ve all had feeling invisible, and demonstrates how small acts of kindness pay off in big, big ways. We’ll focus students on analyzing plot events and exercising empathy to generate positive changes in the world.

    Join National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach Dr. Julie Webb as she describes the teaching possibilities hidden inside this treasured mentor text.

    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

    https://litcentric.podia.com

    LitCentric Radio Season 4 is generously sponsored by Book Taco: https://booktaco.com


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    • 31 min
    #44 Gentle Giant Octopus

    #44 Gentle Giant Octopus

    Think narrative nonfiction is too tricky to teach young writers? Nah!

    Gentle Giant Octopus, by Karen Wallace, illustrated by Mike Bostock, is a beautiful example of narrative nonfiction that switches seamlessly between the two genres. A stunning book full of challenging language students need to master, and a lesson to help them do it!

    Join National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach Dr. Julie Webb as she describes the teaching possibilities hidden inside this treasured mentor text.

    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

    https://litcentric.podia.com

    LitCentric Radio Season 4 is generously sponsored by Book Taco: https://booktaco.com


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    • 41 min
    #43 Balloons Over Broadway

    #43 Balloons Over Broadway

    Writing instructions: This is how we do it!

    Balloons Over Broadway, by Melissa Sweet, is a well-paced biography about a famous man you’ve never heard about before. Your students will be fascinated by his accomplishments and will be inspired to write and create works of their own.

    Join National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach Dr. Julie Webb as she describes the teaching possibilities hidden inside this treasured mentor text.

    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

    https://litcentric.podia.com

    LitCentric Radio Season 4 is generously sponsored by Book Taco: https://booktaco.com


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

L-L-M-M ,

Invaluable resource!

This podcast will really help you take a deep dive into text with students of all ages! It’s a great resource for teachers, reading specialists and literacy coaches. I suggest adding it to your library and sharing it with your grade level partners.

B___Hack ,

Fabulous!

What a fabulous resource! These quick episodes can be listened to in the car, while folding laundry, or during your prep period!

Each episode can inspire your lessons in so many different ways. You can teach the lesson as explained, or take small tidbits back to your classroom and jazz up the lessons you already have planned!

Great to share with your colleagues too! Thanks Julie!

whitneyacole ,

Amazing and simple!

I’m so happy that Litcentric has a podcast! It’s like bringing the fabulous Julie Webb right into your classroom. Her lessons are so thoughtfully executed and accessible for all. The best part is that you are ready to do the lessons right away because Julie provides everything you need to take action in your classroom. Well done, Julie. You’re my favorite!

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