From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges Between Young Adult Literature and the Classicsby Sarah K. Herz, Donald R. Gallo, Donald R. Gallo
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 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.
Table of ContentsPreface
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?
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