Young Adult Literature
Alphabetized by author's last name
Indicators for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) refer to the standards addressed to the greatest extent. The indicators were developed by experienced classroom teachers; your analysis may vary.
That's the Story of My Life: Creating Storyboards for Graphic Novels About Adolescence
Students consider stories about adolescence and adolescents, and then fictionalize a scene from their lives in storyboards for graphic novels. Includes an article about Mariko Tamaki's graphic novel Skim. (CCSS: RIT1, W3, SL1)
The Novels of Janet Tashjian
This 16-page document includes an author interview and discussion questions for these novels: Tru Confessions, Multiple Choice, Fault Line, The Gospel According to Larry, and Vote for Larry. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for access. (CCSS: RL8, SL1)
The Gospel According to Larry Digital Booktalk
This short video could serve as a prereading activity.
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry.
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Cay.
Lesson plans for Surviving the Applewhites.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, including The Fellowship of the Ring.