Subscribe to SLJ
Bowllan's Blog
Inside Bowllan's Blog

Listen and Learn: NPR’s Goodies

Who dares to enter Central Park after dark? NPR Reporter, Margot Adler introduces us to Journalist and Author, Marie Winn. Adler, writes, "In Central Park in the Dark, Marie Winn explores the urban wild when the sun goes down and looks at the animals that play in the shadows: bats, owls, moths and slugs. There is even a Russian lady in an electric cart who comes out every night to feed peanuts to a group of rambunctious raccoons."  

Here’s another goodie from NPR that one of my teachers will be integrating into her literature curriculum this year –  Author Mireille Guiliano’s shares her delight of Finding Balance and Pleasure in ‘The House of Mirth’.
Guiliano writes "Discovering The House of Mirth helped me understand what I wanted from life. Most of all, the novel is a timeless guidebook to discovering the kind of values I’ve embraced. Rereading it now gives me added pleasures. Merci, Edith Wharton."

One more…The Young Birder's Guide

We all know that summer is a fantastic time to get the kids out of the house to enjoy nature. So you’ll definitely want to listen to NPR’s, How Birds Can Capture a Kid’s Imagination, with Bird-watcher Bill Thompson III.

These are wonderful listening drills for classroom teachers.