Young Adult Literature: The Heart of the Middle School Curriculum

Young Adult Literature: The Heart of the Middle School Curriculum

by Lois T Stover
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867093765

ISBN-13: 9780867093766

Pub. Date: 11/18/1996

Publisher: Heinemann

Young adult literature provides a mirror in which adolescents can observe themselves and their world with an ease and security that other kinds of texts fail to provide. It is a logical starting point for planning middle school learning experiences across the curriculum, but one that, up until now, has never fully been explored.

Stover's book is designed to help

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Overview

Young adult literature provides a mirror in which adolescents can observe themselves and their world with an ease and security that other kinds of texts fail to provide. It is a logical starting point for planning middle school learning experiences across the curriculum, but one that, up until now, has never fully been explored.

Stover's book is designed to help middle school teachers develop concept-based, transdisciplinary units that reflect what we know about the value of students working together to construct knowledge and the value of putting young adult literature at the center of such a planning process. The author presents a process for planning transdisciplinary units, a rationale for using young adult literature, and an overview of teaching strategies that best reflect the synthesis of this evolving knowledge base.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867093766
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
11/18/1996
Series:
Young Adult Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Young Adult Literature, Transdisciplinary Planning, and the Middle School

There's No Place like Home

Conflict and Confrontation

Surviving, Living, and Disturbing the Universe

The Delivery and Assessment of Transdisciplinary Instruction

Appendixes:

A. Survey Results of Middle School Students' Relative Levels of Interest in Concepts with Potential for Transdisciplinary Planning

B. Texts for Young Adults Annotated by Concept

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