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# Using Young Adult Literature Across the Curriculum Nicole Hochholzer
Daggett System for Effective Instruction
Lexile Literature On Ancient Medicine The Scarlet Letter Brown vs. Board of Ed War and Peace Pride and Prejudice Black Beauty Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders The Adventures of Pinocchio Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery A Baby Sister for Frances The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth Frog and Toad are Friends Cliffords Manners
Metametrics is an endorsing partner of the Common Core State Standards Initiative and they have found: Text Complexity of K-12 books has become easier over the last 50 years, while the text demands of college and careers has remained constant or increased. Source: MetaMetrics
CCSS and Text Complexity Lexile range for 11 th and 12 th grade textbooks is 1050L to 1165L Lexile range for postsecondary pursuits is between 1200L to 1400L Thats a potential 250L difference for our proficient seniors, which means they move from a 75% comprehension to 50% comprehension! Source: MetaMetrics
Grade BandCurrent Lexile BandStretch Lexile Band K-1N/A L – 725L450L – 790L L – 845L770L – 980L L – 1010L955L – 1155L L – 1115L1080L – 1305L 11-CCR1070L – 1220L1215L – 1355L Are YOUR students ready for this??
Reading scores for nine-year-olds – who show no decline in voluntary reading – are at an all-time high. Little more than one-third of high school seniors now read proficiently. Source: Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
Chapter 9 Practices and Instruction Recommendations for: starting a literacy initiative working with ELL students making the most of professional development time using young adult literature to enhance a literacy initiative
MetaMetrics advocates a staircase of increasing text complexity, starting with second grade. Excellent!!!....but what do we do with the students we have NOW, who arent even close to grade level??
Theres always an alternative: The Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird Romeo & Juliet A Separate Peace The Great Gatsby The Scarlet Letter Lord of the Flies Jane Eyre The YA alternative: Spite Fences Son of the Mob Looking for Alaska Jake, Reinvented Speak Beauty Queens A Breath of Eyre
Using RAFTs for Book of the Month Each month, select a high-interest Young Adult title and amass 25 copies Create a RAFT assignment for students to complete Once complete, student selects teacher who will give ____ amount of extra credit
R.A.F.T. Role – What role will the student assume as a writer? Audience – Choose an audience for writing Format – Specify format possibilities the writing will take (comic strip, letter to editor, feature article, poem) Topic – Define the topic, determine questions to be answered and point to be made Source: ICLE Strategic Reading Kit
Double Helix by Nancy Werlin Biology Genetics
RAFT for Double Helix Role – Eli Samuels Audience – Dr. Wyatt Format – letter Topic – discussing the ethical issues surrounding his attempt to cure Huntingtons Disease
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Social Studies or History The Holocaust Connection to Sleeping Beauty
RAFT for Briar Rose Role – Rebecca Audience – General Public Format – newspaper article Topic – explaining the mystery of your grandmothers belongings
Fault Line by Janet Tashjian Health class Dating violence
RAFT for Fault Line Role – Kip Audience – Becky Format – letter Topic – explaining your actions and what you have learned
Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood English Classic Literature
RAFT for Wuthering High Role – Mia Audience – your dad and stepmother Format – letter Topic – explaining why you want to stay at Wuthering High next year
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan Art class Photography
RAFT for Flash Burnout Role – Blake Audience – Marissa Format – letter Topic – describing your photography series to her and why you chose the photos you did
Chew on This by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson Economics Health Class Foods Class Social Studies
RAFT for Chew on This Role – McDonalds executive Audience – the American public Format – press release Topic – defending your practices
First Part Last by Angela Johnson Teen Parenting Child Development
RAFT for First Part Last Role – Bobby Audience – a future parenting class Format – an advice column Topic – giving them advice based on your own experiences
SWS Geography project Ghana Rwanda Sudan Iraq, Russia
SWS & Spite Fences Spite Fences by Trudy Krisher Alternative to To Kill a Mockingbird Works well with CCSS documents
The Common Core Standards…push students, teachers, and districts to include both critical analysis and media production in all classrooms, not simply ELA. -Sheehy & Clemmons, 2012
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger Twelve-year-old Robert is visited in his dreams every night by the Number Devil, who presents concepts such as prime numbers, square roots and infinity. MATH
Project Idea: Students create storyboard based on their assigned dream Work collaboratively to select scenes, conflicts, turning points and dialogue Use electronic presentation or movie-making technologies to create a storyboard -All project ideas from Teaching Young Adult Literature Today by Hayn & Kaplan
MUSIC Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going 296 pound Troy is about to jump off a subway platform when he meets Curt. Can joining Curts band as a drummer (even though he cant play) change his life?
Project Idea: Students analyze the importance of music to Troy and Curt Develop a timeline for an important year in their own life that reflects how music impacted their life Use software to create a soundtrack of their own life, along with fictional headlines
SCIENCE The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd Laura lives in London, in 2015 where carbon rationing is required of all citizens. This affects her cell phone use, her travel and even her food supply.
Project Idea: Students determine their own carbon footprint Research a countrys carbon emissions related to its population Create charts, tables, reports and presentations reporting their research and analysis
WORLD LANGUAGES La Linea by Ann Jahamillo Miguel is fifteen and finally ready to cross the border, but his journey becomes even more dangerous when his little sister tags along.
Project Idea: Students read the Spanish phrases and learn about customs Discuss and analyze the many facets of immigration issue Create website documenting Miguels journey, researching weather, communities along the way and resources If possible, written in Spanish
SOCIAL STUDIES Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet by Sherri L. Smith Ana Shen learns about her Chinese American and African American heritage as all four grandparents help prepare her eighth grade graduation meal.
Project Idea: Students learn history and geography as they read about Korean War and African American experience Groups create wikis to represent different cultures and different experiences with war Create newspaper/journal from viewpoint of assigned cultural group
HEALTH SCIENCE Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Lias battle with anorexia intensifies after her friend Cassie commits suicide.
Project Idea: Students choose an unhealthy behavior to research Using presentation and video software, create Public Service Announcement (PSA) Share PSA with school or other appropriate audience
BUSINESS Feed by M.T. Anderson Titus and his friends love the Feed that gives them 24/7 information. But falling in love with Violet after his breaks down causes him to question what he has always taken for granted.
Project Idea: Students choose Feed or another YA title to promote Use movie-making or publishing software Use knowledge of marketing, advertising, public relations and budgeting to create an ad, branding the book
THEATER ARTS or CREATIVE WRITING Monster by Walter Dean Myers Was Steve really involved in the fatal shooting or a convenience-store owner, or was he in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Project Idea: Students analyze the movie- script format of the book Create a storyboard, choosing scenes from the book to answer the question, Is Steve a monster? Film their own short movie trailer based on the scenes chosen
Strategies for YA Lit: Anticipation Guides Minute Paper Somebody Wanted But So TFCN