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Resources for Grades 9 - 10

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  

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.

 

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.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.

 

 

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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  

Reading Record Chart

Reading Record Chart

Teens can use this chart to keep track of the books, stories, and magazine articles that they've read over a period of time.

 

 

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Podcasts  

New Voices in Young Adult Literature

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.

 

 

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