February 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

‘Text Messages’: Recommendations from ReadWriteThink

Text MessagesText Messages is a free monthly podcast which provides families, educators, librarians, and tutors with reading suggestions they can pass along to teen readers. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the International Reading Association (IRA), and Thinkfinity, and hosted at the ReadWriteThink website, each episode of Text Messages features in-depth recommendations of titles for young adults, as well conversations with notable YA authors like Chris Crutcher and Kristin Cashore.

Hosted by Jennifer Buehler, Assistant Professor of English Education at St. Louis University (MO), each podcast runs from 15 to 30 minutes long, and focuses on a specific topic, such as Teens and Trauma or Nonfiction Roundup. Best of all, this ReadWriteThink logoresource and the many others available at ReadWriteThink are completely free and available on-demand.

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