Teenagers want to read – if we let them (Kittle, 2013). Encouraging students to become lifelong readers is a goal of any Language Arts teacher.  Developing independent, engaged readers requires providing students with a variety of literature coupled with increased volume and complexity. Readers need 
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Penny Kittle, a veteran English Language Arts teacher, argues that our students are readers and writers, and we need to teach them as such. We need to help students see themselves as writers. She says all writers need time, choice, response, vision, and expectations, and 
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 École Brentwood’s Vision Statement, “Family-centered school, built on a foundation of excellence, creating boundless learning opportunities,” is reinforced through family-centered literacy activities.  Throughout the year, the school creates intentional opportunities to invite families and community into the school, through literature.  One School One Book One 
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Sometimes, Junior High or High School students can feel hopeless when reading complex texts. Teachers can use these six strategies with their older students to support them in reading comprehension and engagement in any subject or class: 1. Connect Students are able to better understand 
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