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All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Meet the Middle-Aged Asian Guy Book Club!

Meet the Middle-Aged Asian Guy Book Club!

Gene Luen Yang and his good friend and creative collaborator, Thien Pham, just started a book club, inspired by their newfound love of YA romance novels!

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Chatting with Raina Telgemeier

Chatting with Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier, ar, author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Sisters, and Drama joins Gene Yang for this episode of Reading Without Walls.
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Fantasy Books for Teen Readers

Fantasy Books for Teen Readers

Sometimes an alternate reality is just what a kid needs. Stories involving magic or supernatural forces send teens' imagination soaring. Discussion guides included.
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Common Core Classroom Video Modules

Common Core Classroom Video Modules

Self-paced professional development for teachers. Each moduels includes a lesson summary, alignment to standards, teaching materials, strategies, teacher reflection, and comments from experts.
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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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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

Classroom Strategy: Power Notes

Power Notes is a strategy that teaches students an efficient form of organizing information from assigned text. This technique provides students a systematic way to look for relationships within material they are reading. Power Notes help visually display the differences between main ideas and supportive information in outline form.
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Featured Resource

Get Your Back-to-School Routine Going: Picture Schedules and Visual Planners

Kids who have trouble with organization may have an easier time visualizing their day with the help of picture schedules and visual planners. Print these examples developed by our partner, Understood.org (a site for parents of children with learning and attention issues).
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Featured Glossary Term

Free-writes

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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School Matters:
A blog by Karin Chenoweth

New Assessments Provide Less, Not More, Information

I continue my quest to find out how expert educators are viewing the new assessments their students are taking. Today, I report on Artesia High School, where students recently took the Smarter Balanced assessment for the second time
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Research & News

How Schools Can Get Homeless High Schoolers to College

Homeless students may not be aware of the resources, like college application fee waivers, that are available.
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Caution Flags for Tech in Classrooms

Several recent studies looking at computers and online learning found mixed-to-negative results. And they offer clues about how schools and tech companies can do better.
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