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All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Booklist: Summer Fun

Booklist: Summer Fun

Summer is a time to relax a little, have some adventures, earn a little money, and, in the case of the characters in many of these titles, have a life-changing moment.

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How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read

How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read

You know that reading is important and you want to make sure that your teen grows into adulthood with the skills to succeed. Check out this list of suggestions for encouraging your teens to read. Read»

Use Easy Nonfiction to Build Background Knowledge

Easy Nonfiction to Build Background Knowledge

A librarian shares strategies for using nonfiction picture books to introduce new concepts to struggling adolescent readers.

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The Diviner: Our Interview with Libba Bray

The Diviner: Our Interview with Libba Bray

Meet the award-winning author of best-selling books for young adults, including the Gemma Doyle trilogy and The Diviners series.

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Tips on Starting a Community Service Project

Tips on Starting a Community Service Project

What does it take to guide kids in a successful community service project?

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

First Lines

First Lines is a strategy in which students read the beginning sentences from assigned readings and make predictions about the content of what they're about to read. This pre-reading technique helps students focus their attention on what they can tell from the first lines of a story, play, poem, or other text.
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Featured Resources

6 Ways to Avoid Summer Trouble Spots for Tweens and Teens With Learning and Attention Issues

When school is out, tweens and teens may have to adjust to new experiences and expectations. Understood.org has tips for helping with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Check out these strategies for common summertime trouble spots.
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7 Modern Classics for Middle-Schoolers With Learning and Attention Issues

Some books stand the test of time because young readers see themselves on the page. The characters in these middle school classics may not have learning and attention issues. But their experiences can strike a chord with kids who do.
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Reading Without Walls Podcast

Gene Yang and Graphic Novelist Mike Lawrence

Gene meets up with Mike Lawrence, creator of the new graphic novel, Star Scouts, where the heroine Avani earns badges in jetpack racing, teleportation, and lasers! Mike talks about his early years as a reader, how he became a writer, and what he's reading now with his kids.
Rime

The vowel and all that follows it in a monosyllabic (one-syllable) word. For example, the rime of bag is -ag; and the rime of swim is -im.
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Research & News

School Interventions That Work: Targeted Support for Low-Performing Students
Alliance for Excellent Education

Social-Emotional Learning Has Long-Lasting Positive Effects on Students, Study Says
Education Week

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