All About Adolescent Literacy

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

Booklist: Short Stories

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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Origami Yoda

Origami Yoda

Author, Tom Angleberger remembers his own struggles as the "weirdest kid in the class" and talks about how he incorporates those memories into his stories.

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Author Study ToolKit

Author Study ToolKit

Author studies give students the chance to take a deep dive into an author’s life and works. Our Author Study Toolkit can help you create a unit, choose an author, and develop culminating projects.

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Developing a Positive School Climate

Developing a Positive School Climate

Learn practical ways schools are assessing their school climate, and find resources that are available to improve or enhance a school’s setting.

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Chatting with Raina Telgemeier

Chatting with Raina Telgemeier

Raina discusses discovering her reading super power, keeping a comic diary, how her graphic novels created a whole new book genre, and more!

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Double-Entry Journals

The purpose of this strategy is to give students the opportunity to express their thoughts and become actively involved with the material they read.
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Featured Resources

commonLit

This free resource, built by teachers for teachers, offers a collection thematically organized, leveled texts for classrooms — poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and literature.
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Humanities Resources for the Common Core

EDSITEment’s new educational resources for the Common Core are centered on classic fictional works, as well as a variety of “informational texts.” They are designed to build interdisciplinary knowledge and exercise analytic skills across the curriculum in English Language Arts as well as in Social Studies/History.
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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.
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Featured Glossary Term

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

Why Kids Can’t Write
The New York Times

Librarians Vote for the Top 100 Must-Have YA
School Library Journal

42 Diverse Must-Have YA Titles for Every Library
School Library Journal

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