Free Literacy Podcasts are being offered by Plazoom! The podcasts could be played through speakers to the whole class at the same time and the display materials offered could be shown on a whiteboard. They provide a complete package which can be a way of getting an author into your classroom every week.
The free membership of Plazoom gives teachers access to the children’s author podcasts and resource packs. The podcasts include downloadable teacher notes, PowerPoint presentations, planning grids, writing sheets with quotes and illustrations for display.
This week’s podcast is Professor Robert Winston talking about his new children’s book and giving advice on how to produce really engaging non-fiction writing.
The following quotation is from an email I received regarding last week’s podcast:
“Try our virtual author visit…
Bringing authors into your classroom is a fantastic way to get children excited about both reading AND writing – but it can be a pricey exercise; and of course, the current situation is bringing additional challenges, too.
That’s why we are so proud of our FREE podcast, especially recorded to be played for children, in which we speak to some of their favourite writers about books, plot planning, character creation, editing and more – sharing plenty of stories, secrets, advice and laughs along the way.
Our latest episode features none other than current Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, and it’s a truly joyful, inspiring and empowering listen. What’s more, there’s a free, exclusive resources pack to go with it, including everything you need to get pupils creating fantastic, magical creatures for their own writing. We’ve got loads of equally exciting guests lined up for the future, too – subscribe to Author In Your Classroom, wherever you get your podcasts, to make sure you don’t miss a moment!” (Plazoom)
The previous podcasts include:
- Building suspense with Struan Murray
- Building Fantasy Worlds with Jamie Littler
- Creating Characters with Sam Copeland
- Plotting and Planning with Robin Stevens
Free Literacy Podcasts are a great way of getting an author into your classroom to encourage and inspire children’s writing, if not every week, then whenever you feel one of them fits your curriculum.