Teaching Young Adult Literature resources

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Reading Ladders

Teri Lesesne

Pub Date: 2/14/2010
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 4th - 12th

Many of us are searching continually for that just-right book for each and every one of our students. It is my hope to help you find those books. More importantly, I hope to help you guide students to the next great book and the one after that. That is the purpose of Reading Ladders. Because it is not sufficient to find just one... more

Teaching the Selected Works of Walter Dean Myers

Connie Zitlow

Pub Date: 8/30/2007
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 10th

  Walter Dean Myers is recognized as one of young adult literature’s most gifted authors. Yet his resume can seem almost too long. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Michael L. Printz Award, he has penned over 100 titles across a wide variety of genres. Teaching the Selected Works of Walter Dean Myers guides... more

Teaching the Selected Works of Katherine Paterson

Lois Stover

Pub Date: 8/27/2007
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 10th

Had Bridge to Terabithia been Katherine Paterson’s only book, her fame would be secure in the annals of young adult writers—and the memories of her readers. Fortunately she has published dozens of books over her nearly forty-year career and has become one of young adult literature’s most decorated authors: two National Book Awards,... more

Teaching the Selected Works of Robert Cormier

Virginia Monseau

Pub Date: 1/30/2007
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 10th

Robert Cormier’s works are read and enjoyed by countless young adults. He is widely considered the most important young adult novelist, a creator of fully realized, memorable characters whose worlds reflect the issues and thought-provoking themes important to everyone, but especially adolescents. In Teaching the Selected Works... more

In Short

Suzanne Barchers

Pub Date: 8/30/2005
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

with 15 short stories by Avi T. A. Barron Joan Bauer Larry Bograd Joseph Bruchac Donna Gamache Kendall Haven Roy Hoffman Trish Holland C. S. Perryess Neal Shusterman Gloria Skurzynski Gene Twaronite Vivian Vande Velde Angel Vigil While there are many collections of short stories available for young adults,... more

Reading Their World

Virginia Monseau , Gary Salvner

Pub Date: 8/18/2000
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

With the first edition of Reading Their World, editors Virginia Monseau and Gary Salvner dispelled the myth that young adult literature was an unsophisticated genre, unworthy of study in the secondary English classroom. They helped prove that young adult novels feature the same skilled craftsmanship as all good literature and focus... more

Heirs to Shakespeare

Megan Isaac

Pub Date: 3/9/2000 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

One of the best ways for modern readers to develop an appreciation for Shakespeare is by discovering how frequently his works are reinvented by today’s young adult authors. Heirs to Shakespeare puts the Bard into conversation with these authors and helps bring Renaissance drama to life. This innovative approach to curriculum design... more

Recasting the Past

Rebecca Barnhouse

Pub Date: 3/9/2000 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

This small volume offers a crash course in the Middle Ages. . . . It packs an astonishing amount of material into its very readable pages.—VOYAWriters of adolescent fiction have long mined the Middle Ages for settings and materials—without much regard for historical accuracy. Too often, they perpetuate anachronistic fallacies,... more

Interpreting Young Adult Literature

John Moore

Pub Date: 7/24/1997
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

This well-written book will broaden one's thinking and enrich the secondary curriculum.—Journal of Adolescent & Adult LiteracyIn Interpreting Young Adult Literature, John Moore does something new: he explores the complex interpretive possibilities of young adult novels in the classroom. He crosses the borders of English studies... more

Young Adult Literature

Lois Stover

Pub Date: 11/18/1996
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 8th

Young adult literature provides a mirror in which adolescents can observe themselves and their world with an ease and security that other kinds of texts fail to provide. It is a logical starting point for planning middle school learning experiences across the curriculum, but one that, up until now, has never fully been explored.... more