All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Just for Fun

(and maybe glory!)

It feels great to reach a personal goal, and it's also nice when someone else recognizes your accomplishment. Motivation is key to achievement of any kind. Here are some contests and activities that could be motivating, fun and potentially lucrative!

Writing Contests Speak Your Mind and Get Free Books Other Word Play Fun With Technology Daily Fun Quiz Reading Celebrations

Speak Your Mind and Get Free Books

Online Book Club with Teens as Guest Hosts

DearReader.com hosts an online book club with titles selected especially for teens. The club tackles a new book every week and members receive daily emails with portions of the featured title. Best of all, club members serve as special guests host and share their thoughts on the day's reading.

Free Books from Young Adult Publishers

Lots of publishers offer free books and advance reader's copies — just for telling them what you think. Check out the opportunities for teens to read and review:

  • HarperCollins: Sign-up for First Look, Harper Teen's reader review program.

  • Little, Brown and Company: Become a Hip Scout and get free advance copies of their best YA books in exchange for writing a review.

  • Random House: Join the Random Buzz program and become a book reviewer.

  • Simon & Schuster: Apply to be part of the Pulse IT Board.