Young Adult Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Tamaki-Tolkien
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.
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.
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.
"Amigo Brothers" by Piri Thomas
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with vocabulary, comparing and contrasting, themes. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.
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.