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Watch, Listen, Read: Teen Resources

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  • Library of Congress, Jason Reynolds,  “Write. Right. Rite.,” a “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” video series The “Write. Right. Rite.” is meant to be an entertaining and inventive way to engage with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds. The focus of this series is to give young people writing prompts twice a week beginning 4/14 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Ted-Ed TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative featuring both student and teacher-created short videos called TED-Ed lessons, which are paired with questions and resources.
  • Crash Course Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience. Created and co-hosted by Author John Green and his brother, Hank.

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    Podcasts

    • Lavar Burton (Reading Rainbow) 
      • 3 PM on Wednesdays, YA read aloud on Twitter
    • Dear Hank & John YA Author John Green and his brother Hank “answer listener questions and offer dubious advice” 
    • Pants on Fire “In the era of fake news, kids must be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way than with a game show? Each week, a kid faces down two grown-ups, one an honest-to-goodness true expert, the other, well, a dirty, rotten liar! Featuring real kid contestants and a hilarious sound-effects-generating robot, Pants on Fire teaches kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence in front of them, and trust their gut.”
    • Harry Potter and the Sacred Text “What if the Harry Potter series was considered a holy book? While this can feel true to many Potter fans, this thoughtful, spiritual podcast actually puts it into practice. Each episode takes a chapter of a Harry Potter book and looks at it through the lens of a universal theme like love, hope, or destiny. You don't need to be religious to enjoy this delightful series, but it's not always spoiler-free, so make sure you've read the books ahead of time.”
    • Stuff You Missed In History Class Little-known history comes alive three times a week in this fascinating, comprehensive podcast from the people at HowStuffWorks.

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