Teen Read Week Teaching Tips

I am not a teen, but I was one once. And as an adult, I still enjoy reading Young Adult fiction. Yes, I am that mom who read The Fault in Our Stars, Twilight, Hunger Games and Maze Runner. I read Young
Adult fiction for my students as much as I do for myself. When I told the striving readers in my 10th grade English class about how I couldn’t stop laughing while reading An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, they began to see me more as a reader and less as a reading dictator. Teen Read Week™ #TRW17 is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers. As a consultant at Custom Education Solutions, I have a world of books at my finger tips and would love to invite you in to my world. In honor of Teen Read Week, I challenge you to pick up a novel written for teens and share it with an adolescent in your life. The more we read, the better readers we become.