This practical methods book provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose adolescent literature and to develop ideas for teaching it. Using a highly effective conversational tone, the book provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written, classroom-oriented format. The authors show the busy English teacher how to accomplish four important teaching goals including life-long reading, reader response, teaching the classics, and reaching a diverse student population.
- NEW! Expanded section on Organizing Literature (Chapter 6)-Provides literature suggestions to incorporate its use in content area courses.
- NEW! Updated chapters on Diversity and Media in Young Adult Literature (Chapters 8 and 9)-Provides readers with information about the most current young adult literature and contains ready-made media activities that can be taken directly into the classroom.
- NEW! Three appendices designed to make the text as useful and accessible as possible-Provides general teaching information and supplements the young adult literature information given in the text.
- NEW! Statements from young adult authors-Designed to provide additional information and insight into reading and writing, so that readers can better understand the importance of young adult literature from the point of view of various authors.