Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom / Edition 2

Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom / Edition 2

by John H. Bushman, Kay P. Bushman, Kay P. Bushman, Kay P. Bushman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134570529

ISBN-13: 9780134570525

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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,

Overview

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. English Teachers, Grades 6-12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134570525
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.57(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

    ConsideringYoung 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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