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Contents Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 How I Found a Treasure Trove of Readers with YAL Chapter 2 What Is Young Adult Literature Anyway? What Young Adult Literature Is Some Teacher Perceptions Themes and Archetypes in YAL Chapter 3 Directing versus Exploring: How to get to Where You?re Going without a Literary Map Teaching What a Book ?Means? What Students Say About Required Books Stages of Growth in Literary Appreciation Transactional Theory Response-Based Teaching Chapter 4 Building Bridges: Getting Students from Wherever They Are to Wherever the Curriculum Says They Should Be Restructuring the Classroom Making Connections The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Hamlet by William Shakespeare Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Lord of the Flies by William Golding The Odyssey by Homer Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Other Titles to Consider Chapter 5 What Else? Other Approaches Thematic Extensions Themed Unit?War: Its Effects and Its Aftermath Themed Unit?The Great Depression, Including the Dust Bowl Archetypes Birth/Death/Rebirth The Fall; Expulsion from Eden The Journey The Test or Trial Annihilation; Absurdity; Total Oblivion Parental Conflicts and Relationships The Wise Old Woman or Man The Hero The Sacrificial Redeemer Author Paper Getting Started Organizing the Paper Scheduling Evaluating Conclusion Chapter 6 Adolescents and Libraries: Forging a Vital Relationship Mesa Library John O?Connell High School Sequoyah Middle School Carmel High School Wilson Middle School One More Chapter 7 Other Backyards: Using Young Adult Literature Across Other Disciplines Art and Photography Contemporary Issues Abusive Relationships among Peers and Adults Developmental Disabilities Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Homelessness School Violence Sexual Abuse and Rape Sexuality Geography Health and Family Planning Journalism Mathematics The Middle Ages and Elizabethan England Music Political History Science/Nature/Ecology Social Studies/American History Colonial times Slavery Westward Movement Immigration Race/Civil Rights Sports/Physical Education Chapter 8 What?s Next? Where Can I Find More Information? Talk with Students Peruse Catalogs Browse Bookstores Subscribe to Journals and Review Sources Read Professional Magazines and Journals On Line Contact Organizations On Line Consult Book Awards Utilize Resource Books Examine Author Biographies Check Out Websites Attend Conferences and Workshops Communicate with Colleagues Works Cited Major Literary Works Reference Books and Monographs Articles, Poems, Short Stories, and Chapters from Books Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Young adult literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary).
Literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary).
Youth -- Books and reading.