Oakland Schools Presents...
Teen Spirit Thursdays: What's New in Young Adult Texts?
Back by Popular Demand! Join Us!
Middle and high school ELA teachers, school librarians, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and intervention teachers.
Are you trying to meet the varied reading needs of the students in your class? To invite new perspectives into your discussions? To help students grapple with today’s tough topics? To find ways to partner with a school or local librarian? Young Adult Literature can be a powerful force for doing all this and more.
This six session series is your chance to dive into the What, Why, and How with the latest young adult texts. What books are new and flying off the shelves? Why is representation important in the texts we offer students? And How--how do we navigate the many instructional decisions involved in offering great book choices to our students?
All from 3:30-5:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Cost: $50 to cover the cost of books
SCECHs pending approval
Registration link HERE
Note: At registration, participants may select two books from the following titles:
Poisoned Water by Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson
Ancestor Approved by Cynthia Leitich Smith
All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat
Battle Dragons #1 by Alex London
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan