Young Adult Links

YA Resource List


ABDO Digital Bookshelves
offer tons of online books for free (through June). Organized by age level, subject, and genre.

 

ABDO Core Library: http://abdocorelibrary.com/  for middle schoolers. Multimedia, booklinks, and downloadable activity pdfs. Promotes continued research and critical thinking.

 

Guidelines for Online Readings: Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Little, Brown, Penguin Random House, and Scholastic

 

Book Movies! Watch marvelous, kid-made, 90-second renditions of the best books of the year in this year’s 90-Second Newbery Film Festival! Then make your own! https://90secondnewbery.com/

 

Dungeons and Dragon Fans: Remember, you can play this game online. For a refresher course, check out this website: https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules. And then this one: https://www.dndbeyond.com/


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Author talks

AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. AdLit.org is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.

Watch AdLit.org’s exclusive video interviews with top Young Adult (YA) authors and illustrators to meet the characters behind their characters and hear the stories behind their stories. Learn about their childhoods, the teachers who influenced them, why they became writers, and lots of great details about their writing processes and works. Just a few of the authors represented are Laurie Halse Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, John Green, Neil Shusterman, Lois Lowry and M.T Anderson! And lots more.

 

REALLY FUN! AND challenging!

Greek Mythology Escape Room

The Titanic Escape Room (more research based)

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Literature :

SparkNotes


History :

Salem Witch Trials

20th Century Year by Year

World History

World War II

American Centuries

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial America

American Revolution


Biography

Academy of Achievement


Mathematics :

Math.com

Figure This

Quick Math

Algebra

Visual Fractions


Science

The Universe

Calendars & Time

Paleontology

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commonsense

Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Their mission is to empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Khan Academy :Watch. Practice.  Learn almost anything for free.

With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

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