Using Young Adult Literature In The English Classroom / Edition 4

Using Young Adult Literature In The English Classroom / Edition 4

by John H. Bushman, Kay Parks Haas
     
 

This practical methods book provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose adolescent literature and to develop ideas for teaching it. Using a highly effective conversational tone, the book provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written, classroom-oriented format. The

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This practical methods book provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose adolescent literature and to develop ideas for teaching it. Using a highly effective conversational tone, the book provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written, classroom-oriented format. The authors show the busy English teacher how to accomplish four important teaching goals including life-long reading, reader response, teaching the classics, and reaching a diverse student population.

  • NEW! Expanded section on Organizing Literature (Chapter 6)-Provides literature suggestions to incorporate its use in content area courses.
  • NEW! Updated chapters on Diversity and Media in Young Adult Literature (Chapters 8 and 9)-Provides readers with information about the most current young adult literature and contains ready-made media activities that can be taken directly into the classroom.
  • NEW! Three appendices designed to make the text as useful and accessible as possible-Provides general teaching information and supplements the young adult literature information given in the text.
  • NEW! Statements from young adult authors-Designed to provide additional information and insight into reading and writing, so that readers can better understand the importance of young adult literature from the point of view of various authors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131710931
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/27/2005
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
452,289
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with Learning Log Responses and References

Chapter 1 Young Adults and the Literature that Meets Their Needs & Interests

Young Adult Literature: A Definition

Young Adult Literature: The Right Choice

Piaget and Cognitive Development

Developmental Tasks Confronting Adolescents

Adolescents' Developmental Moral Judgement

Reading Development of the Young Adult

Meeting the Needs of Special Students

Using Young Adult Literature as Rites of Passage

Chapter 2 Evaluating Young Adult Literature

Considering Standard Literary Qualities

Considering Other Literary Elements

Considering Young Adult Audience Appeal

Chapter 3 Using Reader Response to Begin

Theory and Research

Developing Lifelong Readers

Students' Evolving Literary Understanding

Response-Centered Curriculum

Creating a Climate for Using Reader Response

Classroom Strategies for Teaching the Literature

Responding to Touching Spirit Bear: An Example

Classroom Response to Touching Spirit Bear: A Transcription

Chapter 4 The Reading/Writing Connection

A Rationale

Theory and Research

Teaching the Literature

Chapter 5 The Language Connection

The Nature of English

The Dialect Question

Language Manipulation

A Historical Perspective

Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 6 Organizing the Literature

One Book, One Class

Arranging Books Thematically

Poetry, Short Stories, Drama, and Nonfictional Young Adult Learners

One Book, One Student

Young Adult Literature in the Content Classes

Chapter 7 Young Adult Literature and the Classics

With Lisa Hazlett, University of South Dakota, and Judith Hayn, Loyola University

What Do the Students Say?

Developing Lifelong Readers

Why Emphasize the Classics?

The Classics and Why Young Adult Readers Have Problems Reading Them?

Chapter 8 Diversity in Young Adult Literature

Contemporary Classroom Changes

Where Am I in the Traditional Canon?

Our Changing Society

Quality Literature and Instruction for All Students

Selecting Young Adult Literature for Contemporary Students

The Meaning of Diversity

Making Multiethnic Connections through Literature

Dealing with Additional Facets of Diversity

Introducing Diverse Literature into the Classroom

Chapter 9 Media and Young Adult Literature

With Jill Adams, University of Kansas

Media Opportunities for the Classroom

Web Sites for Educators and Their Students

Author Pages

Chapter 10 The Censorship Issues

A Historical View

What Does the Teacher Do?

A Teacher's Library on Censorship

Resource Books

Articles

Organizations

Literature with Censorship Themes

Chapter 11 Young Adult Literature: A Brief History

Rules to Live By

Inaccurate Representation

Literature: Self-Discovery

Literature: The Present and Beyond

Appendix A Support for Teaching Young Adult Literature

Appendix B Works of Literature Cited

Appendix C Book Lists

Index

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