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Essentials of Young Adult Literature

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1st
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9780205290147

ISBN10:
0205290140
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Essentials of Young Adult Literature Based on a genre approach to literature, this long-awaited book offers a comprehensive, clear, and succinct overview of adolescent literature. It includes recommended books listed by genre and topic, and engages readers by offering a thorough discussion of the major trends and issues affecting young adult literature such as censorship, the literary canon, and accountability. It provides clearly stated positions on the current issues affecting schools and literature. Written by well-known authors Carl Tomlinson and Carol Lynch-Brown, Essentials of Young Adult Literature places emphasis on reading a wide variety of young adult literature and addresses all types and formats of literature including novels, short stories, graphic novels, and picture books for older readers. In addition, notable authors are featured in each genre chapter and multicultural and international literature is integrated throughout the book and then treated more fully in its own chapter. Current and future teachers will appreciate the authorsrs" practical strategies for connecting secondary school students with young adult books, such as how to select books that students will read and enjoy, how to motivate resistant readers to read, and how to develop text sets for classroom study across the curriculum. Readers will be equipped with the knowledge to use trade books as excellent teaching and learning materials and will not be limited to using textbooks alone. Key Features bull; Literature Across the Curriculum features found in all genre chapters give examples of how young adult literature can help students and teachers in the content areas learn or present course content in a more interesting, memorable way. Extensive lists of recommended books briefly annotated with topics and age levels follow each genre chapter. One full chapter devoted to addressing the specific needs of resistant readers give middle and high school teachers much-needed strategies for addressing common obstacles to reading and for motivating students to read. Every chapter presents one to three charts with information about milestone books, history of specific genres, and research. Appendices feature Young Adult Book Award lists and YA Magazines, organized by content area and include ordering information. By the same authors Essentials of Children's Literature, Fifth Edition copy;2005, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-42015-X For more information, please visit www.ablongman.com

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
PART I YOUNG ADULTS AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
1(36)
Understanding Young Adults and Young Adult Literature
3(18)
Definition of Young Adulthood
4(1)
Definition of Young Adult Literature
4(1)
History of Young Adult Literature
4(5)
Benefits and Values of Young Adult Literature
9(1)
Evaluating and Selecting Young Adult Literature
10(3)
Know the Reader
10(2)
Know the Books
12(1)
Reliable Selection Sources
12(1)
Research on Young Adult Literature
13(1)
Approaches to Interpreting Young Adult Literature
14(4)
References
18(3)
Learning about Books
21(16)
Elements of Fiction
22(7)
Plot
22(2)
Characters
24(2)
Setting
26(1)
Theme
26(1)
Style
27(2)
Fictional Literary Forms
29(3)
Novel
29(1)
Short Story
30(1)
Picture Book
30(1)
Graphic Novel
31(1)
Balance and Variety in Book Selections
32(1)
Categories of Literature
33(2)
References
35(2)
PART II GENRES OF LITERATURE
37(136)
Realistic Fiction
39(23)
Definition and Description
40(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Realistic Fiction
41(3)
Topics of Realistic Fiction
44(4)
Families
44(1)
Peers
44(1)
Romance and Sexuality
45(1)
Coming of Age
45(1)
Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Behavioral Challenges
45(2)
Communities
47(1)
Adventure and Survival
47(1)
Sports
47(1)
Mysteries
48(1)
References
48(1)
Recommended Realistic Fiction Books
48(12)
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
60(2)
Modern Fantasy
62(17)
Definition and Description
63(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Modern Fantasy
63(2)
Types of Modern Fantasy
65(4)
Modern Folktales
65(1)
Magical Realism
65(1)
Stories of the Supernatural
66(1)
Special Fantasy Situations
67(1)
Historical Fantasy
68(1)
Quest Adventures
68(1)
Science Fiction
68(1)
References
69(1)
Recommended Modern Fantasy Books
70(8)
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
78(1)
Historical Fiction
79(20)
Definition and Description
80(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Historical Fiction
80(3)
Topics in Historical Fiction
83(4)
Universal Themes in Historical Fiction
83(1)
Periods of History in Fiction
84(1)
Beginnings of Civilization up to 3000 B.C.
85(1)
Civilizations of the Ancient World, 3000 B.C. to A.D. 600
85(1)
Civilizations of the Medieval World, 600 to 1500
85(1)
Emergence of Modern Nations, 1500 to 1800
85(1)
Development of Industrial Society, 1800 to 1914
86(1)
World Wars in the Twentieth Century, 1914 to 1945
86(1)
Post-World War II Era, 1945 to 1980s
87(1)
References
87(1)
Recommended Historical Fiction Books
87(10)
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
97(2)
Nonfiction: Biography and Informational Books
99(21)
Definition and Description
100(1)
Elements of Nonfiction
100(2)
Structure
100(1)
Theme
101(1)
Style
101(1)
Reading Nonfiction
102(1)
Formats of Nonfiction for Young Adults
103(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Nonfiction
103(2)
Types of Biographies
105(1)
Authentic Biography
105(1)
Fictionalized Biography
105(1)
Topics of Informational Books
106(2)
Biological Science
106(1)
Physical Science
106(1)
Social Science
107(1)
Applied Science
107(1)
Humanities
107(1)
References
108(1)
Recommended Nonfiction Books
108(11)
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
119(1)
Poetry and Plays
120(27)
Section One: Poetry
121(1)
Definition and Description
121(1)
Types of Poetry Books
121(1)
Anthologies of Poetry
122(1)
Poetry Books by a Single Poet
122(1)
Thematic Poetry Books
122(1)
Single Illustrated Poetry Books
122(1)
Elements of Poetry
122(2)
Evaluation and Selection of Poetry
124(2)
Poetry Types and Forms
126(4)
Poetry in the Classroom
130(5)
Students Listening to and Saying Poems
130(1)
Reading Poetry Aloud to Students
130(1)
Choral Poetry
131(2)
Students Reading Poems
133(1)
Students Writing Poems
133(2)
Section Two: Plays
135(1)
Definition and Description
135(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Plays
136(3)
Types of Plays
139(1)
References
139(1)
Recommended Poetry Books
140(5)
Recommended Books of Plays
145(2)
Multicultural and International Literature
147(26)
Section One: Multicultural Literature
148(1)
Definition and Description
148(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Multicultural Literature
149(2)
Types of Multicultural Literature
151(3)
African-American Literature
151(2)
Asian-American Literature
153(1)
Jewish Literature
153(1)
Latino Literature
153(1)
Native American Literature
154(1)
Section Two: International Literature
154(1)
Definition and Description
154(1)
Evaluation and Selection of International Literature
155(2)
International Books by World Regions
157(1)
References
158(1)
Recommended Multicultural Books
158(7)
Recommended International Books
165(8)
PART III LITERATURE IN THE SCHOOLS
173(69)
Teaching Strategies
175(37)
Planning for a Literature Curriculum
176(5)
Choosing the Approach
176(1)
Genre
176(1)
Author
176(1)
Literary Element and Device
177(1)
Notable Book
177(1)
Theme or Topic
177(1)
Outlining a Yearlong Literature Curriculum
178(1)
Establish Goals
178(1)
Determine Literature Units
179(1)
Select Focus Books
179(1)
Developing the Literature Units
179(1)
Webs
179(1)
Lesson Plans
179(2)
Experiencing Literature
181(13)
Reading Aloud by Teachers
181(1)
Book Selection
182(1)
Preparation
182(1)
Reading Aloud Effectively
182(3)
Booktalks
185(1)
Independent Reading by Students
186(1)
Assigned Reading
187(1)
Literature Anthologies
187(1)
Text Sets
188(1)
Literature across the Curriculum
188(6)
Films Based on Young Adult Books
194(1)
Responding to Literature
194(12)
Book Discussions
195(1)
Critical Thinking
196(1)
Written Response
197(1)
Literary Works as Writing Models
198(1)
Newspapers and Newsletters
198(1)
Traditional Book Reports
199(1)
Creative Drama
200(3)
Readers' Theatre
203(2)
Time Lines and Maps
205(1)
Jackdaws
206(1)
References
206(6)
Resistant Readers and Young Adult Literature
212(21)
Identifying Resistant Readers
213(1)
Good to Average Readers Who Choose Not to Read
213(1)
Students Who Struggle with Reading
213(1)
Ethnic and Racial Minorities Who Resist Reading
213(1)
English Language Learners Who Resist Reading
214(1)
Boys Who Resist Reading
214(1)
Knowing Students' General Reading Interests
214(3)
Reading Interests of Adolescents
215(1)
Reading Interests of Resistant Adolescent Readers
216(1)
Discovering Reading Interests of Individual Students
217(2)
Judging the Difficulty of Reading Materials
219(1)
Reaching Resistant Readers
220(10)
Create a Classroom Environment Conducive to Reading
221(1)
Be a Supportive Teacher
221(1)
Provide Appropriate Reading Materials
221(2)
Read Aloud to Students Regularly
223(1)
Provide Students Time to Read Independently
223(1)
Provide Means for Student Response to Literature
224(1)
Assign Reading for Homework
224(2)
Provide a Library Media Center Environment Conducive to Reading
226(1)
Establish a School Environment Conducive to Reading
227(1)
Collaborate with the School Administrators
228(1)
Collaborate with the School Librarian
228(1)
Collaborate with Fellow Teachers
228(1)
Summer Reading Programs
228(1)
Book Fairs
228(1)
Author Visits
229(1)
Make Good Use of the Local Public Library
229(1)
References
230(3)
Issues in Young Adult Literature
233(9)
Reading and Accountability
234(2)
Classics and Young Adult Literature
236(1)
Censorship
237(4)
References
241(1)
APPENDIX A Book Awards
242(13)
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
242(1)
National Book Award for Young People's Literature
243(1)
Newbery Medal
244(4)
Carnegie Medal: Great Britain
248(1)
Boston Globe--Horn Book Awards
249(2)
Governor General's Literary Awards: Canada
251(1)
Book of the Year for Older Readers Award: Australia
251(1)
Coretta Scott King Awards
252(1)
Pura Belpre Awards
253(1)
Margaret A. Edwards Award
254(1)
Phoenix Award
254(1)
APPENDIX B Magazines
255(4)
Index to Books and Authors 259(26)
Subject Index 285


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