Friday, January 30, 2009

AdLit - Strategies for Teaching Adolescent Literature

AdLit is a website that one of my colleagues who teaches reading recently shared with me. AdLit.org is all about adolescent literature. On AdLit teachers can find book lists, video interviews with authors, and a comprehensive list of strategies for teaching reading and writing. The strategies page gives detailed descriptions of how to implement each strategy. AdLit's strategies page also gives guidance as to the proper timing for implementing the suggested strategies.

Applications for Education
AdLit is a good place for teachers to find strategies for teaching reading comprehension. The suggested strategies can be applied to fiction or non-fiction literature. I am planning on trying the Concept Map strategy with my US History class comprised special education students.

Here are a couple of other young adult literature resources.
Guys Read - Getting Boys to Read
10 Questions for Stephenie Meyer