Teaching young adult literature today : insights, considerations, and perspectives for the classroom teacher
- Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., , ©2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
PN1008.8 .T44 2012
- Unknown PN1008.8 .T44 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Section I. Where has YAL been? Chapter 1: Young Adult Literature: Defining the Role of Research Judith A. Hayn and Amanda L. Nolen Chapter 2: The Changing Face of Young Adult Literature: What Teachers and Researchers Need to Know to Enhance Their Practice and Inquiry Jeffrey S. Kaplan Chapter 3: Literacy Teacher Education and the Teaching of Adolescent Literature: Perspectives on Research and Practice Susan E. Elliott-Johns Section II. Where is YAL Now? Chapter 4: Identifying Obstacles and Garnering Support: Young Adult Literature in the English Language Arts Classroom Kelly Byrne Bull Chapter 5: Using Young Adult Literature to Motivate and Engage the Disengaged Michelle J. Kelley, Nance S. Wilson, and Melanie D. Koss Chapter 6: Dystopian Novels: What Imagined Futures Tell Young Readers about the Present and Future Crag Hill Chapter 7: Out of the Closet and into the Open: LGBTQ Young Adult Literature in the Language Arts Classroom Laura Renzi, Mark Letcher, and Kristen Miraglia Chapter 8: Multicultural Literature: Finding the Balance Judith A. Hayn and Melissa Comer Chapter 9: Updating Young Adult Literature Reading Lists While Retaining Quality Titles Lisa Hazlett Chapter 10: Crossing Boundaries: Genre-Blurring in Books for Young Adults Barbara A. Ward, Terrell A. Young, and Deanna Day Chapter 11: The Bestselling Adult Novelist and Young Adult Fiction Steven T. Bickmore Section III: Where is YAL Going? Chapter 13: Beyond the Language Arts Classroom: The Dynamic Intersection of Young Adult Literature and Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Colleen Sheehy and Karina R. Clemmons Chapter 14: Reading with Blurred Boundaries: The Influence of Digital and Visual Culture on Young Adult Novels Linda T. Parsons and Melanie Hundley Chapter 15: YAL in Cyberspace: How Teachers are Following TheirStudents into New Literature James Blasingame.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Teaching Young Adult Literature Today introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. More importantly, literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads-smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents. Hayn, Kaplan, and their contributors address a wide range of topics: how to avoid common obstacles to using YAL; selecting quality YAL for classrooms while balancing these with curriculum requirements; engaging disenfranchised readers; pairing YAL with technology as an innovative way to teach curriculum standards across all content areas. Contributors also discuss more theoretical subjects, such as the absence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young adult literature in secondary classrooms; and contemporary YAL that responds to the changing expectations of digital generation readers who want to blur the boundaries between page and screen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- [edited by] Judith A. Hayn and Jeffrey S. Kaplan.