Young Adult Literature
Alphabetized by author's last name
Louis Sachar Teaching Resources
Teaching resources to accompany Holes and other works.
J.D. Salinger Teaching Resources
Resources to accompany The Catcher in the Rye.
Winter Thunder and The Christmas of the Phonograph Records by Mari Sandoz
Biography, background, writing prompts, everything you need to teach these books. This document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
Lesson plans for When I was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman.
Lesson plans for Persepolis.
Gary D. Schmidt
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Trouble, and other books by Schmidt.
The Magician by Michael Scott
Summary, pre-reading research ideas, discussion questions, post-reading research topics, and related links.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This 6-page Teacher Guide requires Adobe Reader or compatible software for access.
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
An Educator's Guide to Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Anticipation guide, book talk, interdisciplinary research activities, writing/discussion prompts, all correlated to Common Core Standards. Includes brief author interview. This 8-page guide requires Adobe Reader for access.
Trouble at Marsh Harbor by Susan Sharpe
Study questions and practice with figurative language.
Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet by Kashmira Sheth
Discussion questions and ideas for post-reading projects.
The Way He Lived by Betty Wing Smith
A variety of activities, including an obituary search, a poetry unit, and a discussion of banned books.
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lesson plans for Rain is Not My Indian Name, more.
Lesson plans for Zach's Lie, Elephant Walk, Sasquatch, and more.
Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
Students use Google Earth to explore different places mentioned in the book.
High Elk's Treasure by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
This 22-page Teacher's Guide includes author and background information, reader response questions, graphic organizers for analysis, and suggestions for related reading. Requires Adobe Reader for access.
Activities to support books from the Series of Unfortunate Events.
An interview with Jordan Sonnenblick
A series of short video clips, including discussion of Zen and the Art of Faking It.
Teaching suggestions for "Baseball in April" and other works.
Elizabeth George Speare
Lesson plans and classroom activities for The Witch of Blackbird Pond and other Speare novels.
Lesson plans and ideas for Maniac Magee and Wringer.
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Author biography, background information, and a wealth of teaching support: prereading activities, vocabulary, graphic organizers, comprehension questions, and more. This 25-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Booktalk, discussion questions, and ideas for crosscurricular projects.
Cezanne Pinto by Mary Stoltz
Author biography, background information, and a wealth of teaching support: prereading activities, vocabulary words, graphic organizers, comprehension questions, and more. Access to this 25-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.
A Bad Boy can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
Author interview, discussion questions, a few comprehension questions, and suggestions for projects.
The Wave by Todd Strasser
Summary, media connections, related titles, links to teaching about the Holocaust. Scroll to the bottom for teaching ideas for this book.
Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
This 14-page document includes 3 activities. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for access.