Young Adult Literature
Alphabetized by author's last name
Lesson ideas for Last Dance on Holladay Street, others
Orson Scott Card
Lesson plans for Ender's Game.
Beige by Cecil Castellucci
Author interview, discussion questions, and post-reading projects.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Anticipation/Reaction Guide, novel by Stephen Chbosky
Students respond to 10 statements before and after reading. Access requires MS-Word or compatible application.
Unique Metaphor Collections
Inspired by the first chapter of the novel Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, students will discover metaphors in their world and reading and create their own unique metaphorical descriptions for a collection they devote a page to in their writers notebooks or their journals. Once a collection of unique metaphors has been built in the writers notebook, teachers can challenge students to create a longer piece of writing (poem, narrative, reflection, etc.) that is inspired by one or several of their metaphors.
Sook Nyul Choi
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Year of Impossible Goodbyes and Echoes of the White Giraffe.
Lesson ideas for Al Capone Does my Shirts.
Lesson plans and classroom activities for teaching The House on Mango Street.
Vera and Bill Cleaver
Lesson plans and classroom activities for teaching Where the Lilies Bloom.
Lesson plans and resources for teaching The Alchemist.
James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Lesson plans and activities for teaching My Brother Sam is Dead.
Lesson plans and other resources for teaching The Hunger Games.
An Educator's Guide to Matched by Ally Condie
Questions for reflective writing or discussion and several suggested activities, all supporting Common Core Standards. This 8-page guide requires Adobe Reader for access.
Lesson plans and activities to support The Face on the Milk Carton and other books.
The 2007 movie The Seeker is based on The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. The 26-page guide offers post-viewing literacy and character development activities for students ages 11-15. Adobe Reader required for access.
Losing Eddie by Deborah Joy Corey
Chapter-by-chapter questions and essay topics.
Lesson plans and classroom activities for The Chocolate War and other books by Cormier.
Lesson plans and learning activities for Walk Two Moons and other books.
Lesson plans and learning activities for Children of the River.
Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe
A variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, a KWHL activity, vocabulary support, and more.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and other books.
Christopher Paul Curtis
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Bud, not Buddy and The Watsons go to Birmingham -- 1963.
Lesson plans and activities for teaching Catherine, called Birdie and The Midwife's Apprentice.