Web Resource Brings Authors Into the Classroom

Authors4 Teens.com (www.authors4teens.com) explores the craft, habits and hobbies of today's top young-adult authors. Each author is showcased with in-depth interviews that allow students to participate in virtual one-on-one conversations. Other features, such as the site's image gallery and bibliography sections, help bring the selected author and their works to life. A monitored discussion board also allows users to discuss topics that are related to the site. The site lets students get to know their favorite authors, gain a better understanding of their favorite books and develop an insight into interpreting literature. In addition, teachers can create lesson plans around some of the site's interviews and discussion topics.

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.

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