From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges Between Young Adult Literature and the Classics

From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges Between Young Adult Literature and the Classics

by Sarah K. Herz, Donald R. Gallo, Donald R. Gallo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313286361

ISBN-13: 9780313286360

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The literary classics that are traditionally required in grades 7-12 are often too complex and removed from adolescent experience. This highly readable guide, from a classroom teacher and one of the nation's leading authorities on young adult literature, shows teachers and school librarians how to use young adult literature as a bridge to the classics to help students

Overview

The literary classics that are traditionally required in grades 7-12 are often too complex and removed from adolescent experience. This highly readable guide, from a classroom teacher and one of the nation's leading authorities on young adult literature, shows teachers and school librarians how to use young adult literature as a bridge to the classics to help students become more critical and enthusiastic readers. Innovative thematic connectors link quality young adult novels, many of them multicultural, to the 12 most frequently taught works of literature. Extensive annotated lists of additional works of young adult literature complement each of these 12 classics. Herz and Gallo also show how young adult books can be incorporated into other subject classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313286360
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Letting Go: How I Stopped Forcing Books Down Students' Throats and Found Out What They Really Needed
What is This Young Adult Literature Anyway? And How Can It Be Any Good If Students Like It?
Directing versus Exploring: How to Get to Where You're Going without a Literary Map
Building Bridges: Getting Students from Wherever They Are to Where the Curriculum Says They Should Be
Making Kids Library Lions
Other Backyards: Using YA Books for Interdisciplinary Studies
What's Next: Where Can I Find More Information after I've Finished with this Book?
Works Cited
Index

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