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Empowering readers, writers, and thinkers

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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Children's and YA author Kwame Alexander holding his book The Crossover with Coretta Scott King Award

Poetry, Fiction

Kwame Alexander

Meet Kwame Alexander, a poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal. In this video interview, find out why Alexander believes that poetry can change the world!

Middle school teacher helping two Latina students with a comprehension strategy


Frame Routine

The Frame Routine is a strategy designed to assist students as they organize topics, main ideas and details about reading assignments. This technique includes a basic hierarchic graphic organizer called a "Frame" that can be used to help students think and talk about the key topic and essential related information.
An owl wearing a bowtie holds a quiz book

Weekly Lit Question

In Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe, what special skill does Ellie have?

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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