The website that I found for Alaska specific research on mountain formation is from the NPS.gov website. The link is: AK Mtn Bldg PDF There you will find a PDF file with some great current (2008-2011) information on how the plates are subducting to create mountains. It also describes the motion along major faults in Alaska.
I really like this PDF file because it shows pictures, maps, and is broken into good chunks to read with clearly labeled headings. Encouraging reading is simple with this 2 page article that engages students by discussing what is happening and how scientists are studying it. Teachers can create questions to go with the file or hold discussions easily while reading.
(In case the hyperlink is broken here is the link once more: https://www.nps.gov/dena/naturescience/upload/MountainBuilding2011.pdf )