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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with John Green
    Tune in to hear John discuss why he writes for teens, what he believes readers can gain from their English classes, and some of the thinking behind his newest book, Paper Towns.
  2. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson
    In this episode, Laurie Halse Anderson talks about her newest book, Wintergirls.
  3. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Matt de la Peña
    Tune in to hear Matt discuss some of the thinking behind his newest novel, We Were Here.
  4. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Sara Zarr
    Tune in to hear Sara Zarr discuss religious faith and some of the thinking behind her newest novel, Once Was Lost.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Tip & How-To
    How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking
    Practicing Higher Order Thinking (HOT) skills outside of school will give kids the tools that they need to understand, infer, connect, categorize, synthesize, evaluate, and apply the information they know to find solutions to new and existing problems.
  6. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    New Voices in Young Adult Literature
    Tune in to this episode to hear about a range of titles by first-time YA authors, including mysteries, romances, humorous stories, and great contemporary realistic fiction.
  7. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project
    Rate This Movie! Hold a Viewing Party
    High school friends gather together for a viewing party of a movie, at home or the theater, then participate in a salon critiquing the merits of the movie.
  8. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills
    Through the Eyes of the Director
    What makes a movie work or fail? A well-made movie can draw viewers in so completely that they can forget that everything they see and hear was planned out by the filmmakers. This printout prompts teens to look at several distinct elements of a movie and decide on their overall effectiveness.