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To our educators, literacy advocates, and families … We see you. We see your dedication to kids, your late-night worries, and your commitment to nurturing a vibrant community of learners — with literacy instruction that lifts all students.

We can help. Here on AdLit, you’ll find a rich, multimedia library of free, research-based resources to support your students in grades 6-12. 


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Research to Practice

Reading Ways

Traveling from Research to Practice

The authors discuss barriers that prevent teachers from applying research to practice and what resources you, as an instructional leader, can use to bridge the gap.

 

 

Semantic Feature Analysis

Vocabulary

Semantic Feature Analysis

The Semantic Feature Analysis strategy engages students in reading assignments by asking them to relate selected vocabulary to key features of the text. This technique uses a matrix to help students discover how one set of things is related to one another.

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Fiction and Fantasy

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the 2021 NSK Neustadt Laureate, a New York Times best-selling author of fiction for children and young adults, and writing teacher. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Cynthia writes beautiful stories centered on the lives of modern-day Native Americans.

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Weekly Lit Question

Which of these titles tackles real issues of racial and social justice is also an homage to Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game?

Mama says I always liked words; that I was talking before I could walk, and reading and writing before I even got to kindergarten. For some reason, I like poems ... I like making words fit together like puzzle pieces, and coming up with the perfect rhyme.

excerpt from Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

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