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Literature and the Young Adult Reader

Literature and the Young Adult Reader

By: Ernest L. Bond (author)Paperback

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Written for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and media specialists; this Young Adult Literature text provides a fresh and exciting experience for readers as it leads them to the newest and best offerings of literature available for adolescents today. The author's own wide reading and uncanny ability to recognize what middle school students will and should read plays out in rich text sets and authentic classroom features designed to help teachers captivate both motivated and reluctant readers.

About Author

Dr. Ernest Bond is the Co-Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and an Associate Professor at Salisbury University. Bond is the 2007 Maryland Professor of the Year (Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and the recipient of the 2006- 2007 Maryland Regent's Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Bond is the co-author of Interactive Assessment, has authored chapters (in Harry Potter's World), articles (in Theory into Practice, Journal of Children's Literature), and book reviews (Bookbird, School Library Journal). He was the 2010 US jurist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and serves on the jury for the US Professors of the Year. Bond is also one of the founders of the Green Earth Book Awards, for books that inspire environmental stewardship in young readers. For his service on this award he was recognized with the President's Gold Volunteer Service Award (2010). In the summers he teaches International Children's Literature courses in various countries around the world including New Zealand and Australia.


Literature and the Young Adult Reader Table of Contents Introduction 5 Chapter 1: Literature for Young Adults Overview: Classroom Scenes 2Defining Young Adult Literature 4The Printz Award 11 YA Literature in Schools 15Selecting and Evaluating YA Literature 26Topic Focus: What do Young Adults Choose to Read? 37Young Adult Choice Award 39Understanding Cultural Context and Authentic Narrative 41Diversity in the USA 45 Literary Theory: Literary Theory and YA Literature 52Reader Response Criticism 54 Inserts:Technology Links: Young Adult Library Services Association 10Author Spotlight: Walter Dean Myers 12Extensions: Booktalks 18In the Field: Joni Richards Bodart on Booktalks 20Author Spotlight: An Na 23In the Field: Serving Young Adults in the Library 28Audio Books: An Introduction 32Audio Books: Diversity and Literature 33Tune in to Teen Listening: Pam Holley on Audio Books 34Author Spotlight: Chris Crutcher 38Author Spotlight: An Interview with Judith Ortiz Cofer 48 Chapter 2: The History of YA Literature and the Role of the Classics Overview: Investigating Historical Texts and Trends 67A Chronology of Young Adult Literature 70A Brief History of YA Literature 72 Oral Literature 72 Young Adults and Reading 73 The Emergence of YA Literature 77Historical texts in the Classroom 84Topic Focus: Selection and Censorship 89Young Adults and the Classics 91Revisiting the Classics 100 Abridgements, Retellings, and Adaptations 101 Retellings 102 Myths and Epics as Classics 104 Pairing 105 Bridging 106Topic Focus: Literature Circles and Journaling 110Literary Theory: New Criticism 116Books Referenced: YA Books Inserts:In the Field: June Harris on Selecting Age Appropriate Literature 79Author Spotlight: Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff 80Technology Links: Historical Works Online 86Author Spotlight: Lois Duncan 87Audio Books: Historical and Classic Connections 95In the Field: Read-Alouds at the Gary Public Library 96Author Spotlight: Gary Blackwood 97Author Spotlight: Julius Lester 108Books to Film: Classics 110In the Field: Literature Circles with Janine King 112 Chapter 3: Illustrated Literature for Young Adults Overview: Using Picturebooks with Young Adults 119Narrative and the Picture Book 120Picture Books for Young Adults 123Wordless and Almost Wordless Picture Books 126Elements of Illustration and Graphic Design 127* Artistic Style 133* Artistic Media and Graphic Technique 135Selecting and Evaluating Illustrated Literature for YA 141Topic Focus: English Language Learners 143Sequential Art for Young Adults 145What is a Graphic Novel 145Comic Books to Graphic Novels: A Chronology 148Why Use GN with Young Adults? 155A Survey of Graphic Novels for Young Adults 165Literary Theory: Postmodernist Literary Criticism188 Inserts:Author Spotlight: An Interview with Patricia Polacco 121In the Field: ELL Writing with Wordless Picturebooks 127Technology Links: Virtual insight into the illustrator's studio 139Author Spotlight: An Interview with Bryan Collier140 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Colleen Doran 151In the Field: Graphic Novels and Manga in the Library 160Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jeff Smith 162Technology Links: Comics Online187Picture Books Referenced Great Graphic Novels for Young Adults Comic Book Resources Books Referenced: Secondary Sources Chapter 4: From the Campfire to the Stage: Traditional and Scripted Literature for Young Adults Overview: From the Oral Tradition to the Written Word 193Traditional Narrative Forms and the Young Adult Reader 199Folklore 199 Literary Tales 202 Fables 203Novelized Folktales 204Folklore Collections 206Legend s 208 King Arthur 208 Robin Hood 213Epics 214Myths 215Myth Collections 217Religious Stories 217Scary Stories 218The Question of Culture and Fakelore 221Power, Nationalism, and Folklore224Topic Focus: Examining Folktale Variants for Creative Writing 225Examining Cultural Variation in the Cinderella Story 226Examining Variation in Artistic Renderings of Rapunzel 229Novels in the Folk Tradition 231Literary Theory: Myth and Archetypal Criticism 235From Page to Stage to Imagination 237 Storytelling 240 Soliloquies and Monologues 241Reader's Theatre 242 Creative Drama or Improvisation 243 Professional Plays 249 Partaking in Drama 250Selecting and Evaluating YA Drama 256Survey of the Literature 257Topic Focus: Marilee Miller from Anchorage Press Plays 261 Differences between dramatic narrative and prose narrative 262Literary Theory: Critical Literacy 265 Inserts:Author Spotlight: An Interview with Joseph Bruchac 196Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jane Yolen 211Guidelines for Selecting and Evaluating Traditional Literature for YA 218Author Spotlight: An Interview with Donna Jo Napoli 218Audiobooks: Traditional Literature 221Extensions: Visual Interpretations 231Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jon Scieszka231Technology Links: Digital Storytelling: Oral Literature Online 234Author Spotlight: Max Bush 237Technology Links: The Monologue Database 242Author Spotlight: Aidan Chambers 245Topic Focus: Marilee Miller from Anchorage Press Plays 251In the Field: Workshopping a Play253In the Field: Playwriting with Chip Lamb at the Key School 255In the Field: Cappies: Teens as reviewers of drama 260 Chapter 5: Speculative Fiction: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction Overview: Understanding Speculative Worlds 269A Survey of Fantasy for Young Adults 275* Animal Fantasy 276* Toy Fantasy 278* Eccentric Characters, Mythical Creatures, and Fantastic Worlds 279* Magical Powers 283* Suspense and Supernatural Fantasy 286* Time Shift Fantasy 287* Imaginary Realms and Alternate Histories288* Almost Real or Surreal 289* Modern Fairy Tales 290* High Fantasy 291Suspending Disbelief 296Selecting and Evaluating Speculative Fiction 301Science Fiction for Young Adults 302* Alien and Space Travel 305* Space Adventure and Space Odyssey 306* The Future: Technology 307* The Future: Experiments 307* The Future: Cloning 309* Future Catastrophies and Societal Change 311* Utopian/Dystopian Fiction313* Time Travel 313* The Mind's Potential 314Ethics and Science Fiction 315A Survey of Horror for Young Adults 322* Vampires 322* Ghosts 322* Various Frights 324Literary Theory: Psychoanalytic Criticism 325 Inserts:A Chronology of Young Adult Fantasy 271Author Spotlight: An Interview with Tamora Pierce 272Technology Links: Potter Fan Fiction 284In the Field: Online Student Book Recommendations 292Audio books: Speculative Fiction 294Film Box: Speculative Fiction 295Technology Links: Fan Art, Trailers, and Wizard Rock 298Author Spotlight: An Interview with Peter Dickenson 300A Chronology of Science Fiction for Young Adults 304A Chronology of Horror for Young Adults 318Author Spotlight: An Interview with Annette Curtis Klaus 319 Chapter 6: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Overview: The Appeal of Contemporary Realistic Fiction 318Selecting and Evaluating the Genre 320History of Contemporary Realistic Fiction 321Literary Elements of Cotemporary Realistic Fiction 326 Characters326 Plot 328 Setting 329 Voice 330 Style 330 Themes 332Some Popular Themes in Contemporary Realistic Fiction 332 Families and Hope 332 Peers, Friends, and Social Outcasts 335 Special Needs 339 Aging and Death 340 Sports 342 Survival Stories 343 Mysteries and Thrillers 347 Humor 349 Romance 349 School Stories 352Controversial Topics that Frequently Face Challenges 353 Sex 354 Gender and Homosexuality 361 Blood and Guts 363International Literature 368 Literary Theory: Polyphony in Feminist and Postcolonial Theory 369 Inserts:In the Field: Holding a Virtual Author Visit 313 Technology Links: Virtual Chat with Cynthia Leitich Smith 315Author Spotlight: An Interview with Sharon Draper 323Technology Links: ReadWriteThink Lessons Online 331In the Field: The Power of The Misfits 338Author Spotlight: An Interview with Mary Casanova 344The Edgar Award: Young Adult Category 348 Topic Focus: Carolyn Carpan on Teen Romance Fiction 349Technology Links: Resources for Facing Book Bannings 357Audio Books: Contemporary Realistic 358Author Spotlight: An Interview with Angela Johnson 359In the Field: Patrick Jones on Creating a Core Collection 364Author Spotlight: An Interview with Garret Freyman-Weyr 365In the Field: Book Buddies: A Cross-age Dialogue Journal 367Books Referenced372 Chapter 7: Literature Across the Curriculum: Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, and Life Stories Overview: Historical Fiction vs. fictional history, and historical nonfiction 393Historical Context 396Historical Accuracy 397Tone and Perspective 399History of Historical Fiction 404History as a Reconstruction of the Past 406Everyday people 409Authors Context and Perspective 411Educational Benefits of Historical Fiction 413Selecting and Evaluating Historical Fiction 414World War II in Context 416Nonfiction Connections 420Literary and Social Issues 424A Survey of the Literature 429Nonfiction Literature for the Young Adult 436Inquiry and Investigation 438New Perspectives and Multiple Views 440Capturing Teen Interests 442 Sports 442 The Birds and the Bees 443Disaster, Survival, and Adventure445Literature Across the Curriculum 446Life Stories 454Selecting and Evaluating Nonfiction and Life Stories 467Literary Theory: Biographical Criticism and New Historicism 467 Inserts:Author Spotlight: An Interview with Laurie Halse Anderson 395Author Spotlight: An Interview with Linda Sue Park 400Chronology of Historical Fiction 403Author Spotlight: An Interview with Will Hobbs 408Audio Books: Historical Fiction 415Author Spotlight: An Interview with Eleanora Tate 421Author Spotlight: An Interview with Pam Munoz Ryan 424Audio Books: Nonfiction and Life Stories 434Autobiography vs. Fictionalized Biography 455Author Spotlight: An Interview with Sheldon Oberman 458Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jack Gantos 462In the Field: Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers 467Books Referenced434 Chapter 8: Poetry Overview: Is there such a thing as Young Adult poetry? 348Poetry and the Young Adult Reader 352Elements of Poetry355Poetic Forms 365Guidelines for Selecting and Evaluating Poetry for YA 374Poetry in the Classroom 377Formats of Poetry 379 Picture Book Poems 379 Anthologies 380 Edited Anthologies 381Novels in Verse and Verse in Novels 386Nonfiction: Memoirs and Biography 391Bronx Masquerade 392Topic Focus: Writing Poetry 396Literary Theory: The Concept of Deconstruction 404Books Referenced409 Inserts:Author Spotlight: An Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye 350Author Spotlight: An Interview with Arnold Adoff362Technology Links: The Favorite Poem Project 374Author Spotlight: An Interview with Janet Wong 375Audio Books: Poetry Selections 378Author Spotlight: An Interview with Nikki Grimes393In the Field: Virtual Open Mic at Washington High School 397Author Spotlight: An Interview with April Halprin Wayland 398Technology Links: The Orality of Poetry 403Topic Focus: Dialogue Journals 407

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  • ISBN13: 9780131116955
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780131116955
  • weight: 626
  • ISBN10: 0131116959

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