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Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.
|Name||Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.|
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Role||Assistant Professor of English Education|
"I appreciate ReadWriteThink because it's given me a way to join in the professional conversation around innovative English Language Arts teaching. Sharing ideas and resources on young adult literature while learning from others has enriched my thinking and helped me to grow as a teacher educator."
Jennifer Buehler taught English for ten years before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education. As a high school teacher, she used young adult literature and a large classroom library to engage and inspire her students as readers. Watching students choose books led Jennifer to expand her own reading accordingly as part of the ongoing quest to meet the needs and interests of teens.
As a teacher consultant with the Eastern Michigan Writing Project, Jennifer led workshops on young adult literature for parents, teachers, and students in university methods classes. Now Assistant Professor of English Education at Saint Louis University, Jennifer teaches classes on young adult literature, English methods, writing pedagogy, content area literacy, and urban education. She was recently elected president of NCTE's Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN), and she served as a member of ALAN’s first Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee.
Jennifer is the host of Text Messages: Recommendations for Teen Readers, a monthly podcast focusing on the best of young adult literature.
|Contributions on ReadWriteThink.org|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create a persuasive case calling for the adoption of a particular young adult literature title into their school’s language arts curriculum by writing letters or speeches.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
This book is designed to help teachers develop their own version of YA pedagogy and a vision for teaching YA lit in the middle and secondary classroom.
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
This activity guides teens in reaching out to authors of books they love by composing personal letters or connecting to authors through their websites or blogs.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Series
Text Messages is a monthly podcast providing families, educators, out-of-school practitioners, and tutors reading recommendations they can pass along to teen readers. Each episode will feature in-depth recommendations of titles that will engage and excite teen readers.