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Resources for Grades 11 – 12

From texts to e-mails to websites, teens may not realize how much they read and write every day. Help them understand—and make the most of—the reading and writing they do outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

Personal Playlists: Ten Favorite Songs

Personal Playlists: Ten Favorite Songs

Work with a teen to create a wiki with everything people should know about the teen’s top ten favorite songs—and your favorite songs as well! Then invite friends to add their favorite songs too.

 

Explore Your Reading Self

Explore Your Reading Self

In this activity teens are encouraged to explore their reading history as they remember books they liked reading as children and then revisit these old favorites.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Comic Creator

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

How to Start a Blog

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

 

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Printouts  

Tips for Teens Writing a Children's Picture Storybook

Tips for Teens Writing a Children's Picture Storybook

This printout helps young writers focus on characteristics of well-written children’s picture storybooks and what makes them unique.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Visual Texts for Teens

Visual Texts for Teens

Readers of picture books and graphic novels know that visual images sometimes tell a story in a way that words cannot. Tune in to hear about newly-published middle grade and young adult fiction, graphic novels, biographies, travel memoirs, and informational books, all of which use visual material in ways that enrich the text’s meaning.

 

 

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