All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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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 to reach their full potential.

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Stuck in the Middle: Strategies to Engage Middle-Level Learners

Stuck in the Middle: Strategies to Engage Middle-Level Learners

Three strategies that can help create a meaningful curriculum to engage middle-level learners.

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Smile: Meet Raina Telgemeier

Smile: Meet Raina Telgemeier

Raina talks about discovering her reading superpower, keeping a comic diary and how her graphic novels created a whole new book genre.

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What Do Boys Like to Read?

What Do Boys Like to Read?

Is it all graphic novels and funny books? Listen in to this lively conversation with Jon Scieszka, Gene Luen Yang, Jarrett Krosoczka, Jack Gantos and Jeff Kinney.

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Tips & Tech for College

Tips & Tech for College

Helpful tips and technology for managing time, focus and sleep.

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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 Resource

10 Ways to Encourage Your Middle-Schooler to Read

Reading can become an even bigger battle in middle school, especially for kids with learning and attention issues. Use these strategies to motivate them to read more. (From our partner, Understood)

Essential Back-to-School Tools for Teachers

If you're looking for ways tech can boost your teaching, this list is here to help. These top-rated apps and sites help make your job a bit easier. (From Common Sense Education)

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


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

Report: Reading and Writing Instruction in America's Schools (July 2018)
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

New Study of Common Core Reading Standards Finds Teachers Aren’t Giving Students Appropriately Challenging Texts
The 74

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails
Hechinger Report

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