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Podcasting Science

summarizing current science news that has been reported on Science Times

This lesson was created by Nevada teacher
Nick Nemsgern
while attending the NNWP's
I-Pod's Across the Curriculum Workshop.

This writing prompt inspired by

the Science Times podcasts.

Click here to subscribe to any of the
New York Times

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

Students will listen to podcasts to learn about and share science ideas that are currently in the news. By organizing and summarizing science thoughts, students will be able to effectively share the main ideas of the Podcasts with others. Students will accumulate a “Science - Current Event Portfolio” throughout the year, with their summations of monthly Podcasts. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait for this lesson is idea development; student writers will put researched ideas into their own words as they write summaries of podcasts. The support trait here is organization; students will use a graphic organizer to create a purposeful paragraph which contains a precise summary of the Podcast .

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