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All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Back to School for Teachers

Top 10 Resources on Back to School

Get ready for a great school year! Discover ideas for planning a sparkling back-to-school night, creating a literacy-rich classroom that is welcoming to all students, and more.
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Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we've put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier.
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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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Short Stories

Short Stories

These short stories have plenty of intrigue to keep students engaged, and teachers can use them to teach literary devices including plot, characterization, foreshadowing, and irony.
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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: Story Maps

Story Maps teach students to work with story structure for better comprehension. This technique uses visual representations to help students organize important elements of a story. A graphic organizer helps students summarize the main ideas, characters, setting, and plot of an assigned reading.
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Featured Resource

BLine Test Prep

BLine Test Prep is a test preparation service that is now offering a free SAT prep program. Both programs offer full-length practice tests that students take online. After completing a practice test students receive instant feedback on the questions they answered. The feedback comes with animated and narrated explanations of the correct answers. For busy students who don't have time to work through a whole test in one sitting, there is an option to pause and come back to the same place later.
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Featured Glossary Term

Cloze Passage

A cloze passage is a reading comprehension exercise in which words have been omitted in a systematic fashion. Students fill in the blanks, and their responses are counted correct if they are exact matches for the missing words. Cloze exercises assess comprehension and background knowledge, and they are also excellent indicators of whether the reading level and language level of the text are appropriate for a given student.
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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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