1. PLAYING FOR REAL
Texts and the Performance of Identity, Lorri Neilsen Glenn
Adolescent Literacies Facebook Group – Resources and discussion group, begun by Bruce Taylor, from the faculty at University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Adolescent Literacy NCTE Ning – National Council of Teachers of English discussion group.
All About Adolescent Literacy – WETA, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation resources and blogs.
2. BECOMING LIFE-LONG READERS
Insights from a Comic Book Reader, Stergios G. Botzakis
Create Your Own Comic – An easy to follow step-by-step process for creating comics on various topics.
Graphic Novel Resources – Stergios Botzakis’ blog on graphic novels.
Toondoo – An easy to follow step-by-step process for creating comics and books on various topics.
3. LOW-INCOME YOUTH'S (PUBLIC) INTERNET PRACTICES IN SOUTH AMERICA
Potential Lessons for Educators in the U.S. and Other Post-Industrial Nations, Eliane Rubinstein-Avila
Confessions of an Aca-Fan – Henry Jenkins’ weblog about transmedia storytelling.
Connected Youth – Michael and Susan Dell Foundation/Austin Public Library website with resources for older youth.
Fanfiction Site List – For teachers to explore the world of fan fiction for reference in their classrooms.
5. “STRUGGLING” ADOLESCENTS’ ENGAGEMENT IN MULTIMEDIATING
Countering the Institutional Construction of Incompetence, David O’Brien
Reading Apprenticeship Success Stories – Reports and classroom videos with teachers and students using Reading Apprenticeship to develop academic literacies.
readwritethink – International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English lesson plan source.
Voicethread – record talk to accompany images, documents, and videos.
6. THINKING WITH FORENSIC SCIENCE
A Content Analysis of Forensic Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Barbara Guzzetti and Marcia Mardis
How Crime Scene Investigation Works – Includes scene recognition, scene documentation, and finding and analyzing the evidence.
Sci-Lit Resources Page – Links literature to science.
Visible Proofs – Forensic views of the body, with links to three lesson plans suitable for middle and high school students.
7. RECLAIMING AND REBUILDING THE WRITER IDENTITIES OF BLACK ADOLESCENT MALES
Marcelle M. Haddix
826 National – Describes a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with chapters across the U.S. to help young people aged 6–18, with expository and creative writing.
Artists for Literacy – Offers a searchable database that teachers in all disciplines can use to locate book titles and songs that are related to each other.
Young Authors’ Guide – A list of publications that accept youth writing.
9. EXPLORING RACE, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE IN CRITICAL LITERACY CLASSROOMS
Bob Fecho, Bette Davis, and Renee Moore
Assignment: Media Literacy, Middle School, Unit 3, Pt. 1 – What’s Real and What’s Reel? – MediaEdLab posting featuring a critical media lesson at the middle school level.
OSDE Critical Literacy – Featuring Vanessa Andreotti offering one view of the difference between traditional reading, critical reading, and critical literacy.
What's Up in Finance? – Two teams of high school students in a simulated multi-billion dollar business deal between two energy companies.
10. RE-WRITING THE STOCK STORIES OF URBAN ADOLESCENTS
Autobiography as a Social and Performative Practice at the Intersections of Identities, Kelly Wissman and Lalitha Vasudevan
Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story – Ted Talk in which this novelist shares how she came to find her voice as a writer.
Telling Different Stories Differently – Lalitha Vasudevan’s “gathering spot for thinking about adolescent literacies”.
Unified District Poetry Slam: Youth Speaks Documentary – Directed by Jamie DeWolf, this documentary follows the first ever Bay Area Unified District Poetry Slam.
11. “IN THIS LITTLE TOWN NOTHING MUCH EVER HAPPENS, BUT SOMEDAY SOMETHING WILL”
Reading Young Adult Literature from the Blue Ridge Foothills, Gay Ivey
American Library Association’s Awards and Grants Listing – Lists various funding sources and award winning media by year, including Michael J. Printz, Caledecott, and Coretta Scott King Award winners.
The Goddess of YA Literature – Teri Lesesne’s blog with an array of resources about new media and young people’s literature.
The Smell of Books – Angela A. Thomas’ blog with an array of resources about new media and young people’s literature.
13. ADOLESCENTS' MULTIPLE IDENTITIES AND TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Web Page – Teacher and media guides to accompany young adult multicultural books.
How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books
Online Asynchronous Discussion of Alfred Tatum’s Chapter – Includes scripts from three practicing teachers and one preservice teacher.
Young Adult Library Services Association Blog
14. RECONCEPTUALIZING TOGETHER
Exploring Participatory and Productive Critical Media Literacies in a Collaborative Teacher Research Group, Eli Tucker-Raymond, Daisy Torres-Petrovich, Keith Dumbleton, and Ellen Damlich
Google for Teachers – Richard Byrne’s free resources and lesson plans for teaching technology.
New Literacies Collaborative – North Carolina State University Collaborative’s resource site.
Teachers as Technology Trailblazers – Kristen Swanson’s easy-to-integrate tools for teachers of all levels.
Teaching Media Literacy Wiki Site – Richard Beach’s wiki site with an array of teaching resources and ideas.
15. MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS’ SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES IN NAVIGATING WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN A WEB 1.0 MIDDLE SCHOOL
Margaret C. Hagood
Collaborative Storytelling – A space to create stories or submit artwork for stories.
I Love EdTech – Teacher learning community with a variety of professional development resources related to technology use in the classroom.
RED 746: Perspectives on Literacy and Technology – Elizabeth Years Stevens, Instructor, and her Syracuse University M.S. students’ virtual showcase final digital instructional projects from spring 2011.
Top 100 Tools for Teaching and Learning – Peter Pappas’ favorite technology tools.
Web 2.0 Cool Tools for School – Web 2.0 tools for use by teachers and students.