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Young Adult Literature

This guide was created for ENG 372 (Young Adult Literature) offered by the Department of English at Southern Connecticut State University.

Teaching YA Literature



100 books for girls to grow on

Advancing the world of literacy: moving into the 21st century

Best of the independent journals in rhetoric and composition, 2012

Book bridges for ESL students: using young adult and children’s literature to teach ESL

Boys and literacy: practical strategies for librarians, teachers, and parents

Building literacy connections with graphic novels: page by page, panel by panel

Children’s and young adult books in the college classroom: essays on instructional methods

The common core approach to building literacy in boys

Creating critical classrooms: reading and writing with an edge

Exploring the myths: the truth about teenagers and reading

From Hinton to Hamlet: building bridges between young adult literature and the classics

Girls literacy experiences in an out of school: learning and composing gendered identities

Graphic novels 101: selecting and using graphic novels to promote literacy for children and young adults: a resource guide for school librarians and educators

Graphic novels and comics in the classroom: essays on the educational power of sequential art

Interpreting young adult literature: young adult literary theory in the secondary classroom

Lesbian and gay issues in the English classroom: the importance of being honest

Less is more: teaching literature with short texts, grades 6-12

Reaching reluctant young adult readers: a handbook for librarians and teachers

Readers theatre for young adults: script and script development

Reading their world: the young adult novel in the classroom

Reclaiming English language arts methods courses

Seniorplots: a book talk guide for use with readers ages 15-18

Strategies for engaging young adult readers: a social themes approach

Teaching guides for 50 young adult novels

Teaching graphic novels in the English classroom: pedagogical possibilities of multimodal literacy engagement

Teaching the graphic novel

Teaching through culture:strategies for reading and responding to young adult literature

Teaching visual literacy: using comic books, graphic novels, anime, cartoons and more to develop comprehension and thinking skills

Teaching young adult literature today: insights, considerations, and perspectives for the classroom teacher

Teen genreflecting: a guide to reading interests

Using content-area graphic texts for learning: a guide for middle level educators

Using literature in the middle school curriculum

Using literature to help troubled teenagers deal with end-of-life issues

Using literature to help troubled teenagers cope with societal issues

Using young adult literature in the classroom

Using young adult literature in the English classroom

Using young adult literature to help troubled teenagers cope with abuse issues

What was it like? Teaching history and culture through young adult literature

Young adult literature and the digital world; textual engagement through visual literacy

Young adult literature and the new literary theories: developing critical readers in middle school

Young adult literature in the classroom: reading it, loving it, teaching it