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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 developed an 800-book classroom library designed to engage and inspire her ninth grade students as readers. Watching students select reading materials led Jennifer to expand her own reading accordingly, allowing her to match books successfully with teens' wide-ranging tastes and interests.
As a teacher consultant with the Eastern Michigan Writing Project, Jennifer regularly led workshops on young adult literature for parents, area teachers, and students in university methods classes. Now Assistant Professor of English Education at Saint Louis University, Jennifer teaches classes on English methods and young adult literature. She serves on the board of NCTE's Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN), and she was a member of ALAN's first Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee.
In addition to writing for ReadWriteThink, Jennifer is the host of Text Messages: Recommendations for Teen Readers, a monthly podcast focusing on the best of new 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 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.