Canfield, J. & Hansen, M. (2000).
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning.
Florida: Health communications Inc. This is a collection of short stories written by teens about their experiences. Uplifting and thought provoking entries that can be used for discussion openers and journal responses.
Caruso, D & Weidenborner, S. (1992).
Reading, Responding, and Writing: Short Essays and Stories for Composition.
New York: St. Martin’s Press. This is a collection of short essays by many famous authors on a variety of topics. It gives examples of student responses and how to encourage them to develop their ideas into complete essays. Includes Asimov’s essay ‘Intelligence’.
Hinton, S.E. (1967).
New York: Penguin Group. This is a fictional account of teenage boys coping with social inequity, dissolved families, legal troubles, and peer relationships. Written by a female author when she was 17 years old.
Kloos, L. (1996).
Plays Without Endings.
New Jersy: Globe Fearon. This book contains 20 play beginnings. Each play introduces characters and an issue, asks questions, then allows students to discuss possible outcomes and the way they would handle the situation.
Shandler, S. (1999).
Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self.
New York: HarperCollins. This book was created as a vehicle for teenage girls to have a voice to explain their positions and thought on different topics. There are several topics that are dealt with. Some of the entries are very moving.