All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Inference and Informational Text

Inference and Informational Text

Inferencing is something we do all the time, but often students don't realize this is a skill they naturally use.

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Recommendations for Improving Adolescent Literacy

Recommendations for Improving Adolescent Literacy

Refresh your teaching in the New Year with this overview.

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Assistive Technology: Expert Q&A

Assistive Technology: Expert Q&A

Learn how AT tools can help students with language-based learning disabilities reach their full potential in the classroom.

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Booklist: Spies Like Us

Booklist: Spies Like Us

Whether it's the gadgets, the secret identities, or the gathering of clues — spies are cool.

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Stepping into History

Stepping into History

Meet Tonya Bolden, the award-winning author of more than 20 books for young people.

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

The Inquiry Chart (I-Chart) is a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing. Students integrate prior knowledge or thoughts about the topic with additional information found in several sources.
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Featured Resource

January Is National Mentoring Month!

Studies continue to show that a caring, involved adult keeps youth on a path of success. There are 9 million at-risk youth without a mentor in America. YOU can make a difference. Become a mentor!Learn how you can become a mentor >

Write the World: January Writing Competition

Look through the lens of a movie critic — review a film for the Write the World audience! Share the merits of storyline and plot, and the nitty-gritty on cinematography, editing, and screenplay. After carefully considering the intricacies, turn your gaze to the magic of the whole and how all the various components come together to make meaning. Final Entries Due: January 22, 2019.

Blog: School Matters

ExtraOrdinary Districts Need Extraordinary School Leaders. How Do We Get Them?

If principals are key to school and district improvement, then how do we ensure that principals are prepared to improve schools so that all children — no matter their background — learn and succeed?
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Featured Glossary Term

Grapheme

A letter or letter combination that spells a single phoneme. In English, a grapheme may be one, two, three, or four letters, such as e, ei, igh, or eigh.
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Research & News

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years
National Public Radio

Marley Dias, Allister Chang Among ILA’s “30 Under 30” Literacy Champions
School Library Journal

How It Feels To Be Javion: 16 And Struggling To Read In Chicago Public Schools
Block Club Chicago

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