Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom (4th Edition)

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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.

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JOHN H. BUSHMAN is Professor of Teaching and Leadership (English Education) at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is also director of the Writing Conference, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to provide services and materials that support the teaching of writing and literature. Bushman, a frequent contributor to national journals in English education, has written three books in addition to "Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom" (with Kay parks Haas): "The Teaching of Writing, Teaching the English Language," and "Teaching English Creatively" (also with Kay Parks Haas). He is a frequent workshop leader and consultant on the teaching of English and the language arts. He is active in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescence (ALAN).

Kay Parks Haas teaches English and serves as English department chair at Ottawa High School, Kansas. She is former president of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescence (ALAN), National Council of Teachers of English, former associate chair of the secondary section, and former member of the executive committee of the NCTE. She is co-author with John H. Bushman of "Teaching English Creatively," as well as "Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom." In addition, she contributes to national journals in English education and serves as a consultant to publishing companies.

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