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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 explore new reading and writing lessons to try in your classroom tomorrow.

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    • 4.7 • 15 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 explore new reading and writing lessons to try in your classroom tomorrow.

    #67 Gregory, the Terrible Eater

    #67 Gregory, the Terrible Eater

    Have you taught irony before? No? Stay tuned!

    Gregory, the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat, is a classroom classic if there ever was one. It’s a funny book full of irony, which isn’t a topic that many of us discuss in elementary school. But why not? Listen in and discover a lesson that will definitely get kids writing!

    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-lessons-growing-bundle

    • 15 min
    #66 Super Sloth

    #66 Super Sloth

    Even a sloth can save the day...eventually.

    Super Sloth, by Robert Starling, is such a fun, clever book it will make you laugh out loud. In it we’re introduced to Sloth who desperately wants to become a superhero, however unrealistic that may be. In today’s episode we’ll talk about the unlikely hero and how that relates to a narrative plot.

    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-lessons-growing-bundle

    • 17 min
    #65 Arthur's Eyes

    #65 Arthur's Eyes

    Why is cause and effect so confusing? It doesn’t have to be!

    Arthur’s Eyes, by Marc Brown, is a serious classroom classic hailing from 1979. In it, we’re introduced to Arthur for the first time, and his compromised vision that ends up causing lots of problems. It’s a great text for exploring cause and effect, and for making this text structure clearer for students.

    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-lessons-growing-bundle

    • 15 min
    #64 Going Up!

    #64 Going Up!

    We’re talking how to introduce new genres - specifically invitations!

    Going Up!, by Sherry J. Lee, illustrated by Charlene Chua, has a predictable structure that hides some fun surprises. We’ll accompany Sophie and her dad to a birthday party and explore the genre of invitations in the process. Want to know what the research says about genre study? Stay tuned!

    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-lessons-growing-bundle

    • 24 min
    #63 A Chair for My Mother

    #63 A Chair for My Mother

    We’re ‘remembering when’ with flashbacks!

    A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams, offers us a touching tale that draws students right in. In today’s episode we’ll learn how the family’s tragedy turns to triumph in its own sweet way, and we get a chance to flashback in time to understand their story.

    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-lessons-growing-bundle

    • 19 min
    #62 The Book With No Pictures

    #62 The Book With No Pictures

    Appearances can be delightful in this book!

    The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak, will get kids gigging right off the bat. This highly interactive book engages kids in a dialogue between text and reader - and all without pictures! In today’s episode we’ll explore how the author uses text presentation to guide readers and convey meaning, and learn how students can do this too.

    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.

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    Try this lesson in your class tomorrow:

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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