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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 Resources

Adolescent Literature Lesson Plans - Literacy Matters Foundation
Sponsored by Literacy Matters and housed at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), this site links to lesson plans developed by teachers and curriculum developers.

Awesome Library - Middle High School Literature
Contains actual texts and curriculum ideas for often studied classics in middle and high school. 

Graphic Novels in the Classroom - Scoop it!
Provides resources to support teaching with graphic novels forr middle and high school.

International Literary Association -
Contains four 50-minute sessions for teaching literature fro grades 9-12.

Lesson Plans for Adolescents and Young Adult Literature - Ed’
This site contains links to lesson plans and resources for adolescent and young adult (grades 6-12) literature, including short stories, mysteries, and English Literature.

Literacy Web at UCONN
​Offers classroom literacy resources searchable by grade level.

Secondary English (Pearson)
Book  reviews, articles, columns, PowerPoint presentations

Teaching Units on Young Adult Literature. -
A comprehensive list containing lesson plans, activities, young adult literature web sites, cyber guide, and other resources for teaching young adult literature.

Using Short Story Collections in the Classroom -  Virginia Tech
These collections of short stories are published specially for the young adult market. The stories enable students to make new connections and teachers to instigate in their students a love and appreciation for the short story genre.