S2E8 Read Into Audiobooks/ Podcasts- Lynn Thomas (Part 2)

Beth Lyons speaks to educator Lynn Thomas about using audiobooks and podcasts in her secondary classroom. Shout out to our #EduKnitNight from bringing us together and helping educators from across the K-12 continuum learn from each other’s experiences. The conversation starts with exploring how readers may experience and interact with audiobooks differently than physical books. How can using both modalities of reading in our learning environments help support all learners develop a love of stories and discover the genres that they are passionate about? How might we restructure our assignments and activities in the Language Arts and English classroom to create engaged and literate citizens? Lynn shares how she uses both text formats in her classroom with her students and offers the choice of physical book or audiobook or both to her students to help them access the text and narrative in a format that works for them.

Lynn Thomas

Texts mentioned in this episode:
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Hamilton Spectator- https://www.thespec.com/nie.html
AERO- audiobooks
Serial Podcast- https://serialpodcast.org/
Finding Cleo- https://www.cbc.ca/radio/findingcleo
Brené Brown- Unlocking Us, Dare to Lead- https://brenebrown.com/podcasts/
Gen Z Media
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara and Susan Elizabeth McClelland
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Ken Follett- https://ken-follett.com/books/