Using Young Adult Literature In The English Classroom / Edition 4by John H. Bushman, Kay Parks Haas
Pub. Date: 06/27/2005
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… See more details below
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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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
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
Theory and Research
Teaching the Literature
Chapter 5 The Language Connection
The Nature of English
The Dialect Question
A Historical Perspective
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
Chapter 10 The Censorship Issues
A Historical View
What Does the Teacher Do?
A Teacher's Library on Censorship
Literature with Censorship Themes
Chapter 11 Young Adult Literature: A Brief History
Rules to Live By
Literature: The Present and Beyond
Appendix A Support for Teaching Young Adult Literature
Appendix B Works of Literature Cited
Appendix C Book Lists
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