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Practical Materials for the Busy Classroom Teacher

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Young Adult Literature

 

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Females in Adolescent Literature
by Lisa Spiegel, Ph. D.
University of South Dakota
$17.95

This book showcases strong female protagonists in adolescent literature. Both males and females will benefit from books featuring positive female characters. Chapters are divided by genre, and include the topics of problem novels, historical fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction, multicultural, and fantasy. Rationales for each genre and representative titles are included in each chapter, as well as classroom discussion and teaching ideas with an extensive annotated bibliography suited for both middle and high school students.

 

Literature Across the Disciplines
 
by Lisa Hazlett, Maurine Richardson, James Richardson
$19.95

"Reading in and about various content disciplines is important for students, for they need to learn and recognize that words have power."  The authors of this text have captured the power of words and demonstrated how that power may best be utilized in their subject areas using children's, intermediate, and young adult literature.  Each chapter (content area) includes brief book summaries, teaching strategies and activities, and resource materials.  

 

Reader-Response
The "I" in Literature
 
by Sam C. Rockford
$15.95

 

 


This book offers selected ways in which students can make their own meanings from reading text.  The author explores the many variations of responding to literature:  the art of questioning, response journals, literature circles, response letters, Socratic seminars and response projects.  A sound philosophical base for the Reader-Response strategy is also included. 

Set of 2 11 x 17 color posters that accompany the text can purchased for $7.00.  Reader Response and You Make the Meaning

 

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Responding: A Reading/Writing Integrative Approach to Young Adult Literature, Vol. I  
$14.95

This is a collection of the Responding Guides sold separately elsewhere in this catalog. Included in this book are the following guides: After the First Death, Hatchet, Bridge to Terabithia, Chinese Handcuffs, Make Like a Tree and Leave, Number the Stars, The Chocolate War, The Outsiders, Cold Sassy Tree, The Pigman, A Day No Pigs Would Die, Princess Ashley, Remembering the Good Times, Dicey's Song, Remember Me to Harold Square, Dogsong, Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry, Earth to Matthew, Fallen Angels, Running Loose, and A Gathering of Old Men.

 

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Responding: A Reading/Writing Integrative Approach to Young Adult Literature Vol. II
$16.95

A continuation of Volume I, this text includes the following guides: Don't Look Behind You; Out of Here; Downriver; Shiloh; The Drowning of Stephan Jones; Skin Deep; Face on the Milk Carton; Sounder; Somewhere in the Darkness; A Family Apart; Staying Fat for Sara Byrnes; The Giver; Jacob, Have I Loved; Stotan; In My Father's House; I Am the Cheese; To Kill a Mockingbird; Lizard; Killing Mr. Griffin; Lyddie; Waiting for the Rain; Miriam's Well; Tunes for Bears to Dance To; Maniac McGee; Who is Eddie Leonard?; Nightjohn; Who Killed My Daughter?; Out of Control; Whatever Happened to Janie?; and Wolf By the Ears.

 

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Responding: A Reading/Writing Integrative Approach to Young Adult Literature Vol. III 
$15.95

A continuation of Volume I and II, this text includes the following guides: The MidWife's Apprentice; Bloomability; The View from Saturday; River Thunder; Ironman; Memoirs of Bookbat; Rimwalkers; The Crystal Garden; Black Horses for the King; Bull Catcher; Tenderness; Fade; An Acquaintance with Darkness; A Distant Enemy; Walk Two Moons; Ghost Canoe; Far North; Under a Different Sky; Slam; Out of Dust; Reaching Dustin; Shade's Children; Blood and Chocolate; In the Middle of the Night; Jump Ball; Doing Time: Notes from the Undergrad; The Watsons Go To Birmingham -1963

 

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Responding: A Reading/Writing Integrative Approach to Young Adult Literature Vol. IV 
$16.95

A continuation of Volume I, II, and III this text includes the following guides: Speak; King of Shadow; Monster; Down the Yukon; Rules of the Road; Silent to the Bone; A Year Down Yonder; My Louisiana Sky; Petey; Jason's Gold; Darkness before Dawn; Make Lemonade; Steal Away Home; Touching Spirit Bear; Ranson of Mercy Carter; A Long Way from Chicago; Star Girl; Hostage; Buried Onions; Whale Talk; Bud not Buddy; Tangerine; Stuck in Neutral; Whirligig; Heroes; Gathering Blue; Destiny; Soon Be Free; Jade Green; Tears of a Tiger; True Believer

 

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A Thematic Guide to Young Adult Literature: Annotations, Critiques, and Sources
by Kay Parks Haas
(Grades 5-12) 
$17.95

This text offers the busy teacher who wishes to use young adult literature in the classroom a variety of information that is crucial to effective use of literature. Each entry includes a brief summary, appropriate grade levels, sources in which the work has been reviewed, and a listing of the particular strengths of the work. The text is packaged in a three-ring notebook so additional summaries may be added later.

 

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A Thematic Guide to Adolescent Literature, Volume 2
by Lisa Spiegel
$14.95

The book is the second volume in the series of bibliographic notations about current young adult literature. This volume includes YA literature that has been published in years 1994-1996. The literature is arranged thematically.

 

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A Thematic Guide to Adolescent Literature Annotations, Critiques and Sources Volume 3
by Lisa Spiegel
$12.95

This book is the third volume in the series of bibliographic notations about current young adult literature that has been published in the years 1996 - 1998.  The literature is arranged thematically. 


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A Thematic Guide to Adolescent Literature Volume 4
by Lisa Spiegel
$13.95

This book is the fourth volume in the series of bibliographic notations about current young adult literature that has been published in the years 1998 - 2000.  The literature is arranged thematically.

 

The Upper Elementary Reading Hit List, The Middle School Reading Hit List, The High School Reading Hit List
By Bob Blumenthal
$19.95 each / $50.00 all three

As the saying goes "So may books - so little time."  The 3 Hit Lists provide teachers and librarians with ready-made book talks on young adult literature.  Over 75 books are included.  In addition, each volume contains book summaries, and possible essay questions on each book.  A treasure for the classroom and the library!



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Using Cooperative Groups to Teach Young Adult Literature: A Multi-Project Approach to Helping Students Explore Five Thematically Related Young Adult Novels
by Jean Ketter
(Grades 7-12) 
$12.95

This is a practical guide for using cooperative groups to explore literature. The book has a rational for using cooperative groups, suggested calendars, and overview of activities, general large group discussion topics, sample tests, essay and discussion questions for each novel, and a summary of a student evaluation of the project.

 

 

 

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