Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century / Edition 1

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Young Adult Literature is an in-depth literature survey that also models how to teach literature and reading to middle school and high school students. The first three chapters familiarize teacher candidates with the reading process of teens, discuss teen attitudes toward reading, and examine their interests and reading abilities. The genre chapters (Chapters 4-13) discuss genre characteristics and themes, survey young adult literature within the genre category, and examine relevant young adult literature in terms of style and structure. Each of the genre chapters also includes selections to illustrate methods for teaching reading to all learners - including methods that focus on writing skills - and provides the teacher candidate with additional resources in the field of young adult literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073525938
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 852,671
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam B. Cole is a Distinguished Professor of English Education and Literacy at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. She is a former high school English teacher and middle school English/reading teacher from Virginia. Recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service, her work has been published widely in English language arts and reading journals and books, including The ALAN Review, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Voices from the Middle, and SIGNAL Journal. She is a past president of SIGNAL and former editor of SIGNAL Journal. She has served as vice-president for the Georgia Council of Teachers of English and state conference coordinator. She currently teaches English language arts methods, young adult literature, reading methods and theory, and content area reading in the Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University. She lives in Kennesaw, Georgia, with her son Taylor.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Chris Crutcher Crutcher, Chris

Ch. 1 Adolescence: Defining Moments 1

Ch. 2 The Young Adult Reader 32

Ch. 3 Trends and Issues in Young Adult Literature 49

Ch. 4 Realistic Fiction (Reading Skill: Making Connections) 98

Ch. 5 Romance, Humor, and Sports (Reading Skill: Questioning) 163

Ch. 6 Historical Fiction (Reading Skills: Monitoring and Clarifying) 237

Ch. 7 Mysteries, Thrillers, and Horror (Reading Skills: Inferential Thinking and Predicting) 291

Ch. 8 Science Fiction and Fantasy (Reading Skills: Visualizing and Vocabulary) 345

Ch. 9 Short Stories, Poetry, and Drama (Reading Skill: Building Fluency) 401

Ch. 10 Nonfiction, Autobiographies, Biographies, Diaries, and Memoirs (Reading Skills: Text Structure and Summarizing) 461

Ch. 11 The Classical Canon and Young Adult Literature (Reading Skill: Synthesizing) 513

Ch. 12 The Popular Culture Influence by Faith H. Wallace 555

Ch. 13 YA Literature and Writing: Motivating Young Writers in the Real World by James Blasingame 597

App. A Planning Successful Author Visits 622

App. B Awards 627

App. C Picture Books for the Classroom 645

App. D YA Literature for Content Area Reading 656

App. E Literary Terms Glossary 662

Index 668

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