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.

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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 2 Defining Young Adult Literature 4 The Printz Award 11 YA Literature in Schools 15 Selecting and Evaluating YA Literature 26 Topic Focus: What do Young Adults Choose to Read? 37 Young Adult Choice Award 39 Understanding Cultural Context and Authentic Narrative 41 Diversity in the USA 45 Literary Theory: Literary Theory and YA Literature 52 Reader Response Criticism 54 Inserts: Technology Links: Young Adult Library Services Association 10 Author Spotlight: Walter Dean Myers 12 Extensions: Booktalks 18 In the Field: Joni Richards Bodart on Booktalks 20 Author Spotlight: An Na 23 In the Field: Serving Young Adults in the Library 28 Audio Books: An Introduction 32 Audio Books: Diversity and Literature 33 Tune in to Teen Listening: Pam Holley on Audio Books 34 Author Spotlight: Chris Crutcher 38 Author 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 67 A Chronology of Young Adult Literature 70 A Brief History of YA Literature 72 Oral Literature 72 Young Adults and Reading 73 The Emergence of YA Literature 77 Historical texts in the Classroom 84 Topic Focus: Selection and Censorship 89 Young Adults and the Classics 91 Revisiting the Classics 100 Abridgements, Retellings, and Adaptations 101 Retellings 102 Myths and Epics as Classics 104 Pairing 105 Bridging 106 Topic Focus: Literature Circles and Journaling 110 Literary Theory: New Criticism 116 Books Referenced: YA Books Inserts: In the Field: June Harris on Selecting Age Appropriate Literature 79 Author Spotlight: Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff 80 Technology Links: Historical Works Online 86 Author Spotlight: Lois Duncan 87 Audio Books: Historical and Classic Connections 95 In the Field: Read-Alouds at the Gary Public Library 96 Author Spotlight: Gary Blackwood 97 Author Spotlight: Julius Lester 108 Books to Film: Classics 110 In the Field: Literature Circles with Janine King 112 Chapter 3: Illustrated Literature for Young Adults Overview: Using Picturebooks with Young Adults 119 Narrative and the Picture Book 120 Picture Books for Young Adults 123 Wordless and Almost Wordless Picture Books 126 Elements of Illustration and Graphic Design 127 * Artistic Style 133 * Artistic Media and Graphic Technique 135 Selecting and Evaluating Illustrated Literature for YA 141 Topic Focus: English Language Learners 143 Sequential Art for Young Adults 145 What is a Graphic Novel 145 Comic Books to Graphic Novels: A Chronology 148 Why Use GN with Young Adults? 155 A Survey of Graphic Novels for Young Adults 165 Literary Theory: Postmodernist Literary Criticism188 Inserts: Author Spotlight: An Interview with Patricia Polacco 121 In the Field: ELL Writing with Wordless Picturebooks 127 Technology Links: Virtual insight into the illustrator's studio 139 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Bryan Collier140 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Colleen Doran 151 In the Field: Graphic Novels and Manga in the Library 160 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jeff Smith 162 Technology Links: Comics Online187 Picture 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 193 Traditional Narrative Forms and the Young Adult Reader 199 Folklore 199 Literary Tales 202 Fables 203 Novelized Folktales 204 Folklore Collections 206 Legend s 208 King Arthur 208 Robin Hood 213 Epics 214 Myths 215 Myth Collections 217 Religious Stories 217 Scary Stories 218 The Question of Culture and Fakelore 221 Power, Nationalism, and Folklore224 Topic Focus: Examining Folktale Variants for Creative Writing 225 Examining Cultural Variation in the Cinderella Story 226 Examining Variation in Artistic Renderings of Rapunzel 229 Novels in the Folk Tradition 231 Literary Theory: Myth and Archetypal Criticism 235 From Page to Stage to Imagination 237 Storytelling 240 Soliloquies and Monologues 241 Reader's Theatre 242 Creative Drama or Improvisation 243 Professional Plays 249 Partaking in Drama 250 Selecting and Evaluating YA Drama 256 Survey of the Literature 257 Topic Focus: Marilee Miller from Anchorage Press Plays 261 Differences between dramatic narrative and prose narrative 262 Literary Theory: Critical Literacy 265 Inserts: Author Spotlight: An Interview with Joseph Bruchac 196 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jane Yolen 211 Guidelines for Selecting and Evaluating Traditional Literature for YA 218 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Donna Jo Napoli 218 Audiobooks: Traditional Literature 221 Extensions: Visual Interpretations 231 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jon Scieszka231 Technology Links: Digital Storytelling: Oral Literature Online 234 Author Spotlight: Max Bush 237 Technology Links: The Monologue Database 242 Author Spotlight: Aidan Chambers 245 Topic Focus: Marilee Miller from Anchorage Press Plays 251 In the Field: Workshopping a Play253 In the Field: Playwriting with Chip Lamb at the Key School 255 In the Field: Cappies: Teens as reviewers of drama 260 Chapter 5: Speculative Fiction: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction Overview: Understanding Speculative Worlds 269 A 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 291 Suspending Disbelief 296 Selecting and Evaluating Speculative Fiction 301 Science 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 314 Ethics and Science Fiction 315 A Survey of Horror for Young Adults 322 * Vampires 322 * Ghosts 322 * Various Frights 324 Literary Theory: Psychoanalytic Criticism 325 Inserts: A Chronology of Young Adult Fantasy 271 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Tamora Pierce 272 Technology Links: Potter Fan Fiction 284 In the Field: Online Student Book Recommendations 292 Audio books: Speculative Fiction 294 Film Box: Speculative Fiction 295 Technology Links: Fan Art, Trailers, and Wizard Rock 298 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Peter Dickenson 300 A Chronology of Science Fiction for Young Adults 304 A Chronology of Horror for Young Adults 318 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Annette Curtis Klaus 319 Chapter 6: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Overview: The Appeal of Contemporary Realistic Fiction 318 Selecting and Evaluating the Genre 320 History of Contemporary Realistic Fiction 321 Literary Elements of Cotemporary Realistic Fiction 326 Characters326 Plot 328 Setting 329 Voice 330 Style 330 Themes 332 Some 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 352 Controversial Topics that Frequently Face Challenges 353 Sex 354 Gender and Homosexuality 361 Blood and Guts 363 International 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 315 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Sharon Draper 323 Technology Links: ReadWriteThink Lessons Online 331 In the Field: The Power of The Misfits 338 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Mary Casanova 344 The Edgar Award: Young Adult Category 348 Topic Focus: Carolyn Carpan on Teen Romance Fiction 349 Technology Links: Resources for Facing Book Bannings 357 Audio Books: Contemporary Realistic 358 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Angela Johnson 359 In the Field: Patrick Jones on Creating a Core Collection 364 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Garret Freyman-Weyr 365 In the Field: Book Buddies: A Cross-age Dialogue Journal 367 Books Referenced372 Chapter 7: Literature Across the Curriculum: Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, and Life Stories Overview: Historical Fiction vs. fictional history, and historical nonfiction 393 Historical Context 396 Historical Accuracy 397 Tone and Perspective 399 History of Historical Fiction 404 History as a Reconstruction of the Past 406 Everyday people 409 Authors Context and Perspective 411 Educational Benefits of Historical Fiction 413 Selecting and Evaluating Historical Fiction 414 World War II in Context 416 Nonfiction Connections 420 Literary and Social Issues 424 A Survey of the Literature 429 Nonfiction Literature for the Young Adult 436 Inquiry and Investigation 438 New Perspectives and Multiple Views 440 Capturing Teen Interests 442 Sports 442 The Birds and the Bees 443 Disaster, Survival, and Adventure445 Literature Across the Curriculum 446 Life Stories 454 Selecting and Evaluating Nonfiction and Life Stories 467 Literary Theory: Biographical Criticism and New Historicism 467 Inserts: Author Spotlight: An Interview with Laurie Halse Anderson 395 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Linda Sue Park 400 Chronology of Historical Fiction 403 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Will Hobbs 408 Audio Books: Historical Fiction 415 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Eleanora Tate 421 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Pam Munoz Ryan 424 Audio Books: Nonfiction and Life Stories 434 Autobiography vs. Fictionalized Biography 455 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Sheldon Oberman 458 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jack Gantos 462 In the Field: Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers 467 Books Referenced434 Chapter 8: Poetry Overview: Is there such a thing as Young Adult poetry? 348 Poetry and the Young Adult Reader 352 Elements of Poetry355 Poetic Forms 365 Guidelines for Selecting and Evaluating Poetry for YA 374 Poetry in the Classroom 377 Formats of Poetry 379 Picture Book Poems 379 Anthologies 380 Edited Anthologies 381 Novels in Verse and Verse in Novels 386 Nonfiction: Memoirs and Biography 391 Bronx Masquerade 392 Topic Focus: Writing Poetry 396 Literary Theory: The Concept of Deconstruction 404 Books Referenced409 Inserts: Author Spotlight: An Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye 350 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Arnold Adoff362 Technology Links: The Favorite Poem Project 374 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Janet Wong 375 Audio Books: Poetry Selections 378 Author Spotlight: An Interview with Nikki Grimes393 In the Field: Virtual Open Mic at Washington High School 397 Author Spotlight: An Interview with April Halprin Wayland 398 Technology Links: The Orality of Poetry 403 Topic Focus: Dialogue Journals 407

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780131116955
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780131116955
  • weight: 626
  • ISBN10: 0131116959

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