Young Adult Literature in the Classroom--Or Is It? Young Adult Literature in the Classroom-Or Is It? John H. Bushman English Journal. March, 1997. 45-40. Much has been written in the past few years about the importance of meeting the reading needs, interests, and abilities of . Like many teachers of grades 6 -10, you may be asking ''Should I use young adult literature in my classroom? And how?'' This new volume answers both questions by explaining how YA literature promotes learning across cultures, genres, disciplines, and grade levels, and by giving practical lessons and teaching tips.Cited by: 11.
What's the Big Idea? Integrating Young Adult Literature in the Middle School By: Marshall A. George. Drawing on New York City teachers' experiences, this article examines three ways to effectively integrate young adult literature into the curriculum: use core texts (usually novels, but also other genres as well) that the entire class read and study together; organize literature study with text. Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers, approximately half of YA readers are adults. The subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the age and experience of the protagonist.
Theorizing, problematizing, and reflecting in new ways on the teaching and reading of young adult literature in middle and secondary school classrooms, this valuable resource for teachers and teacher educators will help them to develop classrooms where students use literature as a means of making sense of themselves, each other, and the world Brand: Janet Alsup. the role of young adult literature in relation to their culture and development and to build knowledge toward developing a curriculum that promotes a progressive development of reading comprehension. suggestions for a diverse array of contemporary literature as well as challenging informational texts in a range of subjects.
Young adult (YA) literature, which is written for readers in grades 6-10, is a relatively new part of the literary spectrum. In the few decades it has been around, YA literature has developed a following among students, teachers, and librarians.Cited by: 11. Out with the old and in with the new! Contemporary young adult literature has so much to offer when used in the classroom. Its topics resonate with students and its characters are relatable; students can find parts of themselves in the novels. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, here's 21 young adult literature titles that are Author: The Literary Maven.