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All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Activities to Build College-Level Reading Skills

Activities to Build College-Level Reading Skills

Classroom activities you can try in your middle school classroom to help kids improve reading skills up to or beyond benchmark levels.
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Song of the Lioness: Our Video Interview with Tamora Pierce

Song of the Lioness: Our Video Interview with Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of fantasy books for teenagers.
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Building Strong Parent-Educator Relationships

Building Strong Parent-Educator Relationships

Let's face it: You can't go it alone. Teachers need parents, and parents need teachers. Learn how to reach out in a way that creates a productive environment for all.
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History and Cultures

Booklist: History and Cultures

A booklist to open doors on new worlds, exciting ideas, eccentric personalities, unfamiliar cultures, and distant time periods.
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Video Interview with John Green

Video Interview with John Green

John Green is an award-winning author (The Fault in Our StarsLooking for Alaska). He's also a tireless nerdfighter, with a loyal online following of kids and adults dedicated to awesome.
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Featured Strategy

Featured Strategy: Question the Author (QtA)

This comprehension strategy requires students to pose queries while reading the text in order to challenge their understanding and solidify their knowledge. Primarily used with nonfiction text, QtA lets students critique the author's writing and in doing so engage with the text to create a deeper meaning..
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Tutoring Options: Pros and Cons

There are several kinds of tutoring that can help kids with learning and attention issues. From tutoring software to private sessions with educational therapists, each option has pros and cons. Use this chart to compare your options. (From our partner,
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Featured Glossary Term

Expository Reading

Text that explains, informs, describes, or persuades the reader. Textbooks are an example of expository reading. Students must understand how expository reading is constructed if they are to extract its meaning accurately.
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Research & News

U.S. on Track to Hit 90% Graduation Rate by 2020

According to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the goal of 90 percent on-time graduation by 2020. This sixth annual update on America's high school dropout challenge shows that these gains have been made possible by raising graduation rates for groups of students that have traditionally struggled to earn a high school diploma.
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