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High School Literacy


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American Graduate

Learn about the high school dropout crisis in Maryland and find valuable resources and programs for at-risk youth and families.

Researching With Reliable Web Sources

In this lesson, students in 10th grade learn essential skills needed to research a topic, which in this activity prepares them to read "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. (Lexile level: 1250-1335)

Research Simulation Task

In this lesson, students in grades 9-10 are given sources about bullying and asked tiered analytical questions. (Lexile level: 950)

Searching for Identity

Students use fiction and nonfiction resources, art, videos and interactives to write a narrative about an event that had an impact on who they are now and who they may become in the future.

Literacy Lessons in Science

In this collection of science-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary texts on science topics to learn and practice literacy standards.

Literacy Lessons in Social Studies

In this collection of history-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary historical texts to learn and practice literacy standards.