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Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.

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Connecting with Young Adult Authors through Writing

 

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Connecting with Young Adult Authors through Writing

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time Two to three hours (can be spread over multiple days)
Activity Author

Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.

Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.

St. Louis, Missouri

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 10  |  Activity & Project

Writing Fanfiction

Writing stories that imitate a certain genre or type of fiction allows children to explore a book they love by imagining new twists for their favorite characters and plot lines.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Motivating Teen Readers

Motivating teens to read can be complicated by the many demands on their busy schedules. Luckily, there are many exciting and popular books for teens—and innovative ways to turn teen attention to the written page.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Writing for the Real World

Helping teens notice the variety of writing all around them “in the real world” motivates them to write in genres that are new and engaging and helps them become more fluent, flexible writers.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Teens as Writers

In honor of NCTE's National Day on Writing, tune in to hear about the growing number of books featuring teens who write.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Talking with Teen Librarians

When it comes to motivating and inspiring teens to read, teen librarians have a lot to teach us. You’ll hear about the approaches two teen librarians take to their work with teen readers, ways they go about sharing and promoting new titles, plus a short list of their favorite books for teens.

 

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