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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  

MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement

MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement

Invite teens to explore issues that are important to them, and then write a script and film a video public service announcement.

 

Blog About Courage Using Photos

Blog About Courage Using Photos

Engage teens in this activity in which they use photographs to examine and write about courage on a blog.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

Harry Potter. Frodo. Luke Skywalker. These popular characters from novels and films share a common root: the ancient myth of the hero's journey. This tool gives teens the information they need to take a closer look at an epic hero or create a hero of their own.

 

 

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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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