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A book review on The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
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This podcast is a book review on the book The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.  The novel is beautifully written with a blend of ethics and a medical mystery.  Even though the main character, Jenna Fox, and her situation is not possible in today's society her story still evokes sympathy and compassion from the reader.  She felt lonely and confused because nobody in her life wanted to explain anything to her.  Also, the book has many unexpected twists and turns that will keep the reader interested from beginning to the end.


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Sport Talk's Literature Link (Episode #2: "American Hero")
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This podcast is an animated talk show segment titled Sport Talk's Literature Link. In the segment, the host (Jim English) speaks with poet Essex Hemphill about his basketball poem "American Hero." The segment includes a reading of the poem, a discussion of the theme, and an analysis of literary elements such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, mood, tone, and free verse. A transcript is also available for the podcast. 


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Sport Talk's Literature Link (Episode #1: "Fifteen")
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This podcast features an animated talk show segment titled Sport Talk's Literature Link. In this episode, the host (Jim English) speaks with the speaker of William's Stafford's motorcycle poem "Fifteen." As the host and his guest discuss this coming of age poem, they analyze literary elements such as theme, conflict, alliteration, assonance, stanza, speaker v. poet, and personification. A transcript is also available for this podcast.


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Elements of a Fairy Tale Video
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This video uses clips from Disney movies to teach the elements of a fairy tale.

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