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Want to include Denise Giardina's voice
in an activity or presentation? Or just enjoy listening?

It's easy! This page will help you find the right tracks. 


To listen to the program uninterrupted, click on the big Play triangle beneath Denise's picture on this page. Otherwise, choose the tracks you want.


Tip: If you download the script and table of contents before you listen to a program, you can take notes on them as you listen and mark passages you want to use later. 

Read / Download the transcript

The large numbers on the script are track marks. Each audio program is divided into downloadable tracks that are short enough to include in a classroom lesson or presentation.  You choose the tracks you want and play them from the web site or download them.


Read / Download the Table of Contents

It tells you the exact length (time) of the track and the nature of the content. If you want to do a lesson on, for instance, advice to writers (AW), you can download AW tracks from several writers.


Explore teaching / learning activities

The activities pages supply enough ideas to get you going. You will think of other ideas. Please share them at


Teachers: CCR Standards for

this website

The language arts coordinators of the Department of Education have supplied you with content standards for each program.

Listen to a compelling, in-depth, compellling audio visit with celebrated West Virginia writer, Denise Giardina.

This national award-winning audio program was originally broadcast on West Virginia Public Radio. You are invited and encouraged to play these tracks in classrooms and other non-broadcast situations without charge, but any rebroadcast to the general public requires the permission of WVPR.

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