All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Writing to Learn Strategies

Writing to Learn Strategies

Writing-to-learn strategies help foster students' abilities to make predictions, build connections, raise questions, discover new ideas, and promote higher-level thinking.

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Generating Ideas Through Prewriting

Generating Ideas Through Prewriting

Learn how to model a range of prewriting techniques and introduce several mnemonics to help students organize their writing.

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Giving Feedback on Student Writing

Giving Feedback on Student Writing

Learn how to conduct effective peer and teacher writing conferences to improve student writing.

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Writing an Argument

Writing an Argument

Watch students hone their skills in writing an argument by working to refute or defend a complex prompt provided by their teacher.

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Meet Kwame Alexander

Meet Kwame Alexander

This year Alexander, an award-winning poet and author of The Crossover, published a new companion "novel in verse". Find out why he says that "poetry is the human soul distilled."

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Question Generation

a strategy that assists students with their comprehension of text. Students learn to formulate and respond to questions about situations, facts, and ideas while engaged in understanding a text. During this process, there are several different types of questions that may be derived.
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Featured Resources

GreatSchools Parenting Support: First to College

As the acceptance, rejection and waitlist letters start arriving, approximately 1.5 million first-generation students are preparing for the unknown as they are the first in their families to attend college. These articles and expert tips offer helpful resources and advice for first generation college students and explore the journey to being first.
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Bring the Daily News into Your Classroom with Newsela

Newsela offers an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: the daily news. Every article is available to read at five reading levels (500L-1210L) and includes quizzes that are aligned to the Common Core.
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Blog: School Matters

Drama in a School Conference Room

In Steubenville, Ohio, I experienced a truly memorable moment. It was in an ordinary school conference room, the kind of room where a principal might meet with a student's family. On this particular day it was jammed with teachers and administrators from all over the district…
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Featured Glossary Term

Frustrational Reading Level

The level at which a readers reads at less than a 90% accuracy.
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Research & News

Here's a way teachers can help break down equity barriers in high school: reading aloud to students
Hechinger Report

First-Generation College Students Face Extra Challenges in High School, Too
Education Week

Schools Are Ill-Prepared to Educate 'Superdiverse' English-Learners
Education Week

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