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Unabridged is a bookish podcast hosted by three teachers. We release episodes every week, including a monthly Book Club episode and extra Teaching Tidbits episodes every other week. Join us for bookish fun at our website unabridgedpod.com, on social media @unabridgedpod, or via email at unabridgedpod@gmail.com.
 
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In today's teaching tidbit episode, Jen talks about ways to facilitate discussion. She suggests alternate types of discussions and ways to reduce the pressure of sharing ideas aloud in class. She mentions programs like Nearpod, Flipgrid, and Schoology that can offer new ways for students to share ideas, both ahead of class and in the moment. (Don't…
 
In this Unabridged episode, Jen, Ashley, and Sara share some of our favorite authors who write for multiple age groups OR for different genres (or both!). This episode is perfect for those completing the Unabridged Reading Challenge for 2021; this will give you lots of great ideas for who to read for the versatile authors category. We talk about fa…
 
In this Unabridged episode, Jen, Sara, and Ashley share book recommendations for book picks that surprised us and brought unexpected joy. Our recommendations, including Rebecca Stead’s The List of Things that Will Not Change, Patrik Svensson’s The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World, and Tif…
 
We're back with our Teaching Tidbits episodes for this school year! In our first teaching tidbit episode of season five, Ashley talks about podcasting in the classroom and different ways that teachers can incorporate podcast creation into class activities. Ashley mentions programs like WeVideo and Adobe Spark, which can be used to create the podcas…
 
In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we discuss one of our favorite topics, book-to-screen adaptations. In this one, we focus on young adult books that have been adapted to films or series. We talk about ones we've discussed on the podcast and others we've loved. This episode is perfect for the 2021 Unabridged Reading Challenge because it covers the…
 
In this Unabridged podcast episode, Ashley, Jen, and Sara talk about one of our favorite topics—we share book series we've loved reading. We're focusing on young adult literature fantasy and dystopian series, and although there are tons of great recommendations in this category, we narrow it down to Marie Lu, Dhonielle Clayton, and S.A. Chakraborty…
 
For our Unabridged Book Club pick for August of 2021, we're discussing Balli Kaur Jaswal’s Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. We talk about our overall impressions, what worked for us, some quotations, and then we pair this one with other books we think readers who loved this would enjoy including Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X, Sandhya Menon’s Whe…
 
In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we talk all things graphic! We share a graphic novel, a graphic memoir, and a graphic nonfiction pick, all of which would work well for the Unabridged Reading Challenge 2021. Listen in to hear what we have to say about our picks including Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, Gene Luen Yang’s …
 
In this Unabridged episode, we discuss one of our favorite topics, book-to-screen adaptations! In this episode, Ashley, Jen and Sara share their Bookish Check-in, and then Sara and Jen discuss the pilot episode of Riverdale. Visit the Unabridged website for our full show notes and links to the books mentioned in the episode. Interested in what else…
 
On today's Unabridged episode, we share about a popular topic - books we cannot stop reading! We share about a fantasy favorite, Sarah J. Maas, with A Court of Silver Flames, and romance favorite Alyssa Cole with her thriller When No One Is Watching. We also talk about Laura Hankin’s Happy and You Know It. It's always fun to read a book you can't p…
 
You'd be hard pressed to find a small business owner who didn't learn something throughout the pandemic, but for Olivia Wolff, co-founder of UpDog Kombucha, the lesson was a particularly hard one: she learned she was not the best person to be running her company. Listen in as she tells us about keeping the business afloat during 2020 and finding a …
 
In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we're discussing specific thrillers that we've read and LOVED (including books by Ruth Ware, Oyinkan Braithwaite, and T.M. Logan), and we're talking more generally about what does and does not work for us when it comes to the thriller genre. We've talked a lot recently about comfort reads and light reads, but we …
 
In this Unabridged podcast book club episode, we're discussing Emily Henry's Beach Read. We have a great discussion and pair this one with some other great reads, including Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes, Kate Clayborn’s Love Lettering, and Josie Silver’s The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. Beach Read is a contemporary romance that balances witty banter…
 
Here at Unabridged, we love listening to other bookish podcasts! Today, we're thrilled to share an episode from our friends Laura and Jodie at The Island Library podcast. On their episodes, Laura and Jo share about the books they've read and debate whether they would take that book along on a deserted island library, where there are ONLY ten precio…
 
In this Unabridged Book Club discussion, we talk about Jacqueline Woodson's Red at the Bone. Spoiler alert: we all loved this powerful, tightly woven story. We pair this one with Randi Pink’s Angel of Greenwood, Tommy Orange’s There There, and Brit Bennett’s The Mothers. Visit the Unabridged website for our full show notes and links to the books me…
 
In this Unabridged episode, Ashley, Jen, and Sara share about one of our favorite topics—young adult lit books that we want to recommend! We're all passionate about YA literature (both for use in the classroom and in our own reading lives!), and we love sharing some of our favorite YA lit novels with you. This time, we're sharing three of our most …
 
In this Unabridged podcast episode, Ashley, Jen, and Sara share about our reading challenges. We each talk about where we are with the Unabridged Reading Challenge, and then we give updates on where we are with our individual challenges including the Uncorked Challenge, the Beyond the Bookends Challenge, the #21backlistin2021 Challenge, and the Tou…
 
In this Unabridged episode, Jen and Sara share their thoughts about the pilot episode of the CW series The 100, which is now available on Netflix. Ashley joins Sara and Jen for the Bookish Check-In and the Give Me One. Visit the Unabridged website for our full show notes and links to the books mentioned in the episode. Interested in what else we're…
 
In this episode, we answer more questions from listeners. If you missed our first episode back in February, you can listen to those responses as well from episode 166! We talk about some bookish things, but many of the questions are outside of the bookish realm. We hope that you enjoy this peek into our lives outside of reading! Visit the Unabridge…
 
In this Unabridged Book Club episode, we talk about Laura Taylor Namey's young adult romance novel, A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow. After our discussion (spoiler alert: this one was a big hit for all of us!), we share our pairings including Stephanie Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss, Amy Spalding’s We Used to Be Friends, and Elizabeth A…
 
In this Unabridged Episode, Sara talks about Flipgrid, a versatile tool that can be used in the classroom. Flipgrid allows students to record video responses and view each other's responses. Listen to the episode for ideas on how to use this awesome (FREE!) tool in the classroom! Visit the Unabridged website for our full show notes and links to the…
 
In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we discuss the Netflix screen adaptation of Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie. In the episode, we discuss the book and the adaptation and what we thought of each, so check out the adaptation, and then give this discussion a listen! We also share our Bookish Check-ins and, in our Give Me One, talk about a thing we each lik…
 
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