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1 Ch. 7 Young Adult Literature Audience and Strategies

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3 Adolescent Literacy Task Force (IRA) Position Statement and YA Lit (2012): Position Statement and YA Lit (2012): Adolescents deserve access to instruction with multimodal, multiple texts Adolescents deserve access to instruction with multimodal, multiple texts Over 500 new titles each year aimed at teens (Bean et al., 2014) Over 500 new titles each year aimed at teens (Bean et al., 2014) Realistic young adult fiction “tackles tough topics and themes, including war, loss, displacement, linguistic and cultural diversity, sexuality, social justice, imprisonment, and abuse” (p. 10) Realistic young adult fiction “tackles tough topics and themes, including war, loss, displacement, linguistic and cultural diversity, sexuality, social justice, imprisonment, and abuse” (p. 10)

4 Realistic YA Fiction

5 Body Biographies

6 Science

7 Multicultural Short Stories

8 Expanding Defnition of YA Literature Intended for readers 12 to 18 Intended for readers 12 to 18 Includes postmodern features including Includes postmodern features including Images and other media Images and other media Website connections Website connections Can serve to illuminate text topics in history, mathematics, science, and other content areas Can serve to illuminate text topics in history, mathematics, science, and other content areas Numerous lesson plans can be found at: Numerous lesson plans can be found at: ReadWriteThink ReadWriteThink (www.readwritethink.org) (www.readwritethink.org)

9 Historical Fiction Chapter 7 (Bean, Dunkerly-Bean, & Harper, 2014) Chapter 7 (Bean, Dunkerly-Bean, & Harper, 2014) “presents the human condition in a way that exposes readers to conflict and dreams set against the backdrop of a particular place and time” (p. 137) “presents the human condition in a way that exposes readers to conflict and dreams set against the backdrop of a particular place and time” (p. 137) Example: Example: Salisbury, G. (2005). Eyes of the Emperor. New York, NY: Scholastic. Salisbury, G. (2005). Eyes of the Emperor. New York, NY: Scholastic. Other titles Other titles

10 Examples

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12 Teaching Strategies Body Biographies Body Biographies Dinner Party Dinner Party

13 Resources American Library Association (ALA) American Library Association (ALA) International Reading Association (IRA) International Reading Association (IRA) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) And sites for resisting censorship And sites for resisting censorship Also see: Also see: Chris Crutcher on Censorship at: Chris Crutcher on Censorship at:


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