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Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation

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Publisher Comments:

Connect with your adolescent students–while helping them connect with great literature.

 

Contemporary and practical, the second edition of Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation remains comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers understand today’s adolescents and the literature that engages them, while still remaining brief enough to give teachers the opportunity to read the books discussed.

 

With a continued focus on understanding the world of today’s students, this text includes the most current readings that will help teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum. Young Adult Literature covers a number of diverse genres — such as horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and comic books — with the simple goal of helping teachers nourish and develop their students’ love of reading, whatever their interests may be. This is not an encyclopedic reference book of the past, but rather a modern resource for teachers who want to connect with each one of their students through literature.

  The new second edition includes…

 

  • New “Using Multiple Readings” features that appear throughout the text and that are designed for teachers and library media specialists to connect with students.
  • Demonstrations of the use of multiple critical viewpoints with selected young adult literature that help teachers best discuss the literature with students.
  • A new section on using picture books with young adults that assists teachers in utilizing all genres to connect with all levels of young adult readers.
  • Updated “Suggested Readings” sections in each chapter that help teachers continue learning about young adult literature beyond the text itself.
  • Updated Page to Screen features to motivate readers and class discussions comparing books now available as movies.
  • A completely revised and improved chapter on comics and graphic novels that helps instructors understand and value the varied interests of today’s young readers.

Synopsis:

KEY BENEFIT: This fresh approach to young adult literature shows teachers how to connect with their adolescent students and connect their students with good literature. Comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers understand today's adolescents and the literature that will engage them, yet slim enough to ensure readers have the opportunity to read the books themselves, this book helps teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum while nourishing their love of reading. Thoroughly updated, the text continues to address adolescent culture and the types of literature that engage adolescents, including horror, graphic novels, Japanese manga comic books, and many forms of media, more thoroughly and insightfully than any other on the market. Middle and Secondary In-service Teachers and Reading Specialists.

Synopsis:

This innovative text includes the most current readings that will help teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum--while nourishing their love of reading.  This is not an encyclopedic reference book of the past--but rather a cutting edge resource for teachers who want to connect with their techno-savvy 21st century students and in turn connect them to the literature of today.  Using themes of exploration and connecting to literature--the authors emphasize actual reading of books, rather than reading about them.  The authors also encourage using the Internet to expand our knowledge and interest of literature.  Finally, the text contains the most current materials that will get adolescents reading–horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and comic books.

About the Author

A former school library media specialist and public librarian, Dr. Katherine Bucher has written several books including Teaching in the Middle School (2009), Classroom Management; Models Applications and Cases (2007), and Books about the Middle East (2008), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.  In 2008, she retired from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she served as assistant department chair and graduate program director for the school library program.

 

KaaVonia Hinton is an assistant professor in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the author of Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose (2006) and Sharon Draper: Embracing Literacy (2009), and co-author (with Gail K. Dickinson) of Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools (2007).

Table of Contents

Preface

 

PART I            Defining Adolescents and Their Literature

 

Chapter 1         Understanding Young Adult Literature

Chapter 2         Reviewing and Evaluating Young Adult Literature

 

            PART II           Connecting Adolescents and Their Literature

 

Chapter 3         Teaching, Using, and Appreciating Young Adult Literature        

Chapter 4         Protecting Intellectual Freedom 

 

 

            PART III          Exploring Young adult Literature

 

Chapter 5         Exploring Contemporary Realistic Fiction 

Chapter 6         Exploring Adventure, Mystery, and Humor 

Chapter 7         Exploring Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

Fiction 

Chapter 8         Exploring Historical Fiction  

Chapter 9         Exploring Biography

Chapter 10       Exploring Nonfiction/information Books

Chapter 11       Exploring Poetry, Drama, and Short Stories 

Chapter 12       Exploring Other formats: Comics, Graphic (comic-format) Novels, Picture Books, and Magazines.  

 

Index — complete subject, author, title index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780137145324
Subtitle:
Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Bucher, Katherine T.
Author:
Hinton, Kaavonia M.
Author:
Hinton-Johnson, KaaVonia M.
Author:
Hinton, Kaavonia
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Young adult literature
Subject:
Young adults -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.80x8.00x.90 in. 1.75 lbs.

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Education » Teaching » Reading
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"Synopsis" by , KEY BENEFIT: This fresh approach to young adult literature shows teachers how to connect with their adolescent students and connect their students with good literature. Comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers understand today's adolescents and the literature that will engage them, yet slim enough to ensure readers have the opportunity to read the books themselves, this book helps teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum while nourishing their love of reading. Thoroughly updated, the text continues to address adolescent culture and the types of literature that engage adolescents, including horror, graphic novels, Japanese manga comic books, and many forms of media, more thoroughly and insightfully than any other on the market. Middle and Secondary In-service Teachers and Reading Specialists.
"Synopsis" by ,

This innovative text includes the most current readings that will help teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum--while nourishing their love of reading.  This is not an encyclopedic reference book of the past--but rather a cutting edge resource for teachers who want to connect with their techno-savvy 21st century students and in turn connect them to the literature of today.  Using themes of exploration and connecting to literature--the authors emphasize actual reading of books, rather than reading about them.  The authors also encourage using the Internet to expand our knowledge and interest of literature.  Finally, the text contains the most current materials that will get adolescents reading–horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and comic books.

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