Reading Instruction, Grades 6-12

Listen to "Ladders and Scaffolds for Tweens and Teens: A Podcast with Teri Lesesne" at In this podcast, Franki Sibberson chats with Teri about the concept of "reading ladders" and different levels of support for tween and teen learners. (Teri Lesesne is the author of numerous books for teachers, including Naked Reading and Reading Ladders. She is the author of a popular and lively blog, The Goddess of YA Literature:

Download The Reading Teacher's Sourcebookfrom U.T.'s Vaughn Gross/Meadows Center.
Read about using The Frayer Model to teach concept vocabulary.

Download a sample Interest Inventory: