Young Adult Literature
Alphabetized by author's last name
Necessary Roughness by Marie G. Lee. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
- Introductory Material
Author biography, background information, character list, vocabulary words.
- Chapter 1-11 Worksheet
Students work with cause and effect, synonyms.
- Chapters 12-23 Worksheet
Students make inferences and work with similes.
- Chapters 24-31 Worksheet
Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Chan and Young. They also work with analogies.
- Chapters 32-41 Worksheet
Students practice retelling and summarizing, work with personification.
- Plot Graphic Organizer
Given definitions, students complete a story map of the plot.
- Symbol Graphic Organizer
Students explore the symbolism of football in the context of the novel.
- Setting Graphic Organizer
Students contrast Los Angeles and Iron River.
- Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
6 discussion questions and 5 post-reading activities.
- Multiple Choice Test
Teaching Resources for the novels of Madeleine L'Engle
Biography, lesson plans, and activities.
A Brief History of the Florida Cracker
This WebQuest is designed as a prereading activity for Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski. Students explore Florida life during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Lesson plans for stories by Julius Lester, including Othello, a novel.
Gail Carson Levine
Lesson ideas for Dave at Night, more.
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
The book's official site, with additional background information.
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
Students use Google Earth to explore locations mentioned in the book.
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Anticipation guide, discussion questions, brief author interview, and post-reading activities. This 2-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.
The Cure by Sonia Levitin
A guided imagery activity, vocabulary bingo, a letter-writing activity, and other ideas to support study of the novel.
Teaching Resources for the novels of C. S. Lewis
Biography and materials for the Narnia Chronicles.
The Brothers' War: Civil War Voices in Verse by Patrick Lewis
Students use Google Earth to explore places and scenes referred to in the book.
Lesson plans for The Contender and other books.
The Last Snake Runner by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Pre-reading questions, during-reading discussion questions, comprehension/quiz questions, and post-reading project ideas using multiple intelligences.
Confessions of a Closet Catholic by Sarah Darer Littman
This page offers an author interview, comprehension and discussion questions, and suggestions for post-reading projects.
Lois Lowry Resources
Suggestions for teaching Gathering Blue, The Giver, and Number the Stars.
As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie
This 8-day unit contains a variety of reading and writing activities, group work, and development of background knowledge. Designed for grades 4-8. Includes vocabulary, extension activities, and supplementary materials (images, handouts). 46 pages; Adobe Reader required.
Creating a School Survival Guide
Inspired by the book Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar, students create their own survival guide, modeling the large variety of genres and styles found in the novel. This lesson focuses on voice and idea development.