Teen Book Map Project
for Adolescent Literature
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The Florida Book Map Project is designed to help Florida
teachers, reading coaches, and students find high interest books that take place in Florida.
The Florida Reading Association invites you to recommend novels that teens
and tweens enjoy and which have Florida settings and you have
found to be of high interest. Join FRA in celebrating our
Sunshine State through adolescent literature by submitting your suggestions
to this resource. Submissions will only be used to create a Florida Teen
Book Map available on the FRA web page. Thank you for being a part of this FRA
Adolescent Literacy project.
Choosing literature that has stories that take place in
Florida is a must for any library in the region. Students enjoy reading
and hearing stories about people and surroundings that are
familiar them. Students will be more inclined to read books with stories
they can relate to and understand. The best books will have
familiar elements, even if new to the students. The
characters in these stories will face situations that
the students may be familiar with, or at least have
heard of. Use this tool to increase student
participation and enjoyment of literature.
a poster for your classroom or school inviting submissions (pdf).
|The student responds critically to fiction,
nonfiction, poetry, and drama. (LA.E.2.3)
2. responds to a work of literature by interpreting
selected phrases, sentences, or passages and
applying the information to personal life.
3. knows that a literary text may elicit a wide variety
of valid responses.
4. knows ways in which literature reflects the diverse
voices of people from various backgrounds.
5. recognizes different approaches that can be
applied to the study of literature, including
thematic approaches change, personal approaches
such as what an individual brings to his or her
study of literature, historical approaches such as
how a piece of literature reflects the time period
in which it was written.
7. identifies specific interests and the literature that
will satisfy those interests.
8. knows how a literary selection can expand or
enrich personal viewpoints or experiences.
|The student understands the history of
Florida and its
1. understands how immigration and settlement
patterns have shaped the history of Florida.
2. knows the unique geographic and demographic
characteristics that define Florida as a region.
3. knows how the environment of Florida has been
modified by the values, traditions, and actions of
various groups who have inhabited the state.
4. understands how the interactions of societies and
cultures have influenced Floridas history.
5. understands how Florida has allocated and used
resources and the consequences of those economic
The student understands the interactions of people and
the physical environment. (SS.B.2.4)
1. understands how social, cultural, economic, and
environmental factors contribute to the dynamic
nature of regions.
2. understands past and present trends in human migration
and cultural interaction and their impact on
physical and human systems.
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