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 What to read

TEEN READS

Reviews on the latest books for teens, the "ultimate" book list, author interviews, information for starting your own book club, newsletter, and more.
 DIVERSITY IN YA
Celebrates young adult books about all kinds of diversity, from race to sexual orientation to gender identity and disability. The goal is to bring attention to books and authors that might fall outside the mainstream, and to bring the margin to the center. The site encourages an attitude of openness and curiosity, and it welcomes questions and discussion.

 School

 CREATIVE WRITING
Love to write but don't have an outlet?  Check out Teen Ink Magazine and submit your stories, poetry, art, photos and more!
VOCABULARY
Vocabulary lists, a dictionary, and word challenges. They all work together to set a thorough, practical, and fun grounding in learning new words.
 LIBRARY DATABASES
Be sure to check out our databases for journal and magazine articles, encyclopedia and biography information.
 GRAMMAR GIRL
A friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language.
 KHAN ACADEMY
A nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Focused on math and science.

 Life

DMV INFO
Teen-friendly information on applying for a permit or license and passing the test.  From California DMV.
 SPECTRUM The LGBT center in Marin has ongoing support and social group for Marin teens.

 What happens next....

 COLLEGE NAVIGATOR
Allows students and parents to search for colleges and universities of possible interest by a number of characteristics such as location and distance from home; programs and majors; institution type (public, private, 2-year, 4-year); institution size; cost; setting (rural, suburban, urban); and more. From the US Department of Education.
GAP YEAR
A gap year is when students take a year off between high school and college. This source is a good place to start, other websites include: National Association for College Admissions Counseling, TeenLife, and USA Gap Year Fairs.

 

 

Last updated: 2/9/2015 5:08:40 PM