Oakland Schools Presents...
Smells Like Teen Spirit: 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 3:30-4:30pm
Virtual via Zoom
Cost: $30 to cover the cost of books
SCECHs pending approval
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Note: At registration, participants may select two books from the following titles:
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Three Keys by Kelly Yang
Birthday by Meredith Russo
Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai
The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
Slay by Brittney Morris
Megan Kortlandt, Oakland Schools Literacy Consultant
Jenelle Williams, Oakland Schools Literacy Consultant
Libby Held, Holly Area Schools English Teacher, Online Coordinator, Literacy Coach
Klaudia Janek, MLIS: School Librarian, International Academy
Bethany Bratney, NBCTL, Novi High School
Andrea Zellner, Oakland Schools Literacy Consultant