Meet Jason Reynolds


"Jason Reynolds is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of All American Boys, the Track series, Long Way Down, For Everyone, and Miles Morales-Spiderman.

He is an American author who writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature."

Learn more on his website @ www.jasonwritesbooks.com.


Explore PLOT, Explore your "Library WIthin" and fully explore and discuss Long Way Down.


A variety of lessons, connected to Common Core Standards, allow you to assign any part of this material to students and help them fully enjoy this reading experience.

We will provide you with an in-depth look at the author's craft, based on years of teaching pacing and how specific tools of pacing will improve reading and writing simultaneously.

We also take a deep dive into poetry and Jason's vision for placing words on the page. We will explore how PLAY is a big part of writing well.

Come join in on the fun!


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