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

Fun With Technology

Book Obsessed

Barnes & Noble calls the series "a mini-documentary series that travels the length and breadth of the USA to meet folks whose love for books knows no bounds! From New York to L.A., from Texas to Wisconsin, our intrepid crew tracks down obsessed readers and spends time with them, revealing a fascinating glimpse into their world and the books they love. Each week, you'll meet a new bibliophile who is truly Book Obsessed."

Create Your Own Comic Strips

With Bitstrips free software, kids can design their own characters and develop their own storylines to create original comic strips.

Creative Writing Comes to MySpace

HarperTeen's MySpace page has an all-new profile featuring a creative writing challenge, message boards so you can share your favorite books and authors with other MySpace users, and a new-and-improved blog with posts from HarperTeen authors and writing tips from the HarperTeen editorial team.

P is for Podcast

P is also for Pullman, Paolini, Pierce — authors Philip Pullman, Christopher Paolini, and Tamora Pierce that is. Listen to what they have to say about their characters and their influences and inspiration.