Book review blog for the sophisticated teen reader by one of my students! http://fridayspines.blogspot.com/
Reviews of wonderful books, pulled from 500 Great Books For Teens, personal favorites, and reader’s suggestions.
Jon Scieszka’s Books for Boys: www.guysread.com
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Includes recommended book lists by topic geared toward boys’ interests.
Summer Reading for Kids: www.greatschools.org/summer-reading.topic?content=7082
Articles, videos, resources and tips for parents to build strong readers including:
Article: In A Sea of Information, Literacy a Life Jacket – www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/In-sea-of-information-literacy-a-life-jacket-4662577.php
Article: The Decline and Fall of the English Major – “Each semester I hope, and fear, that I will have nothing to teach my students because they already know how to write. And each semester I discover, again, that they don’t.” – www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/opinion/sunday/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-english-major.html?_r=0