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All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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The Power of Comics: An Interview with Stephan Pastis

The Power of Comics: An Interview with Stephan Pastis

Meet lawyer-turned-cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, and author of the New York Times best selling Timmy Failure chapter book series for middle school kids. Watch »

Chatting with Lois Lowry

Chatting with Lois Lowry

In his latest Reading Without Walls video blog, Gene sits down with the legendary Lois Lowry the Newbery Award-winning author of The Giver.

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Booklist: History and Culture

Booklist: History & Culture

A committee of YALSA librarians curated this booklist to open doors on new worlds, exciting ideas, eccentric personalities, unfamiliar cultures, and distant time periods.

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Ready for College

Ready for College

This webcast examines the components of college readiness-both academic and non-academic skills-and explores ways that high schools, parents, and colleges themselves can work together to prepare students for post-secondary education.
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New! Humanities Resources for the Common Core

New! Humanities Resources for the Common Core

New resources for the Common Core centered on classic fictional works and informational texts designed to build knowledge and analytic skills across the curriculum.
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Classroom Strategy: SQ3R (Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Review)

SQ3R is a comprehension strategy that helps students think about the text they are reading while they're reading. Often categorized as a study strategy, SQ3R helps students "get it" the first time they read a text by teaching students how to read and think like an effective reader. Downloadable SQ3R guide included.
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Featured Resources

Teaching Resources for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides, and much more.

School Matters:
A blog by Karin Chenoweth

Tackling Achievement Gaps From Summer Learning Loss

Attending a summer program regularly for as little as five weeks for two years in a row could result in about a quarter of a year’s gain in both reading and math for students from low-income families.
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Featured Glossary Term


A writing exercise used for brainstorming and to develop writing fluency. Students write non-stop for five to ten minutes, expressing their ideas go without concern for revision, editing, or controlling the words.
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Research & News

9th and 10th Grades Offer Key Chance to Re-Engage Disengaged Students

Dropping out of high school is typically a gradual process that moves from disengagement to disconnection. But the first two years of high school offer a powerful opportunity to change that trajectory, according to a new report.
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How to Deal With Digital Distractions

Some students can tweet and take a test, some can’t. Know thyself.
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