Episode #1 - Authenticity:  A Silver Bullet for Reading, Writing, and Learning

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SEGMENT I) Interview with Young Peoples Author Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco’s website:
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/
Book’s Ms. Polacco references in the interview:
Thank you Mr. Faulker -
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/books/falker/falker_index.html
The Art of Miss Chew:
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/books/art_of_miss_chew/index.htm
The Junk Yard Wonders:
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/books/junkyard/index2.htm

Literacy Special Interest Podcast  (ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education)
http://literacyspecialinterest.blogspot.com/2011/11/episode-1-notes-literacy-special.html\

Look for Patricia Polacco’s upcoming book “The Pishke Box”
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SEGMENT II) Book Recommendation ‘The Tattoo Chronicles’ by Kat Von D

Kat’s website: http://www.katvond.net/_html/ 
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SEGMENT  III) Free STUDENT  Writing and  PUBLISHING Resources
- YouBlisher:
http://www.youblisher.com/
         The Jaguar Today (Youblisher sample):
http://www.youblisher.com/p/203640-The-Jaguar-Today/
- Scribd:
http://www.scribd.com/
- Docstoc:
http://www.docstoc.com/
- YouTube Video: Every Kid Should Write and Publish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bjRr24dgIc
- Resource Kit for ePublishing:
http://www.resourcekitforepublishing.com/
This kit provides activities that culminate in the creation of class or group books and magazines. It’s designed to jumpstart the writing lives of young people by engaging them in authentic writing activities: writing real works, for real purposes, to be presented to real audiences.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SEGMENT  IV) Interview  with Dr. Rose Reissman …
In which we discuss her remarkable project with middle school students titled “The Dark Side of the Truth”, an Oral History, Writing and Publishing project. Rose’s students interviewed actual  Holocaust Survivors and then wrote about what they discovered about history and themselves through the interviews.

‘Dark side of the Truth”
(Dr. Reissman’s Ditmas Middle School magazine of the Holocaust: Student Written and Published): 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/33451020/The-Dark-Side-of-the-Truth-M-S-62-Ditmas

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Other podcasts by Mark Gura
Literacy Special Interest Podcast (produced for the Literacy Special Interest Group of ISTE):
            http://literacyspecialinterest.blogspot.com/
- Talking Financial Literacy Podcast:
www.talkingfinlit.org

- Books and Materials by Mark Gura:
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