From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges Between Young Adult Literature and the Classics

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Education - 127 pages
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The literary classics that are traditionally required in grades 7-12 are often too complex and removed from adolescent experience. This highly readable guide, from a classroom teacher and one of the nation's leading authorities on young adult literature, shows teachers and school librarians how to use young adult literature as a bridge to the classics to help students become more critical and enthusiastic readers. Innovative thematic connectors link quality young adult novels, many of them multicultural, to the 12 most frequently taught works of literature. Extensive annotated lists of additional works of young adult literature complement each of these 12 classics. Herz and Gallo also show how young adult books can be incorporated into other subject classes.

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This book is a wealth of information for English teachers. It provides thematic ties so you are able to pair classic works with modern young adult novels. I will be referring to this constantly with my classes! Read full review

Contents

How I Stopped Forcing Books down
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What Is Young Adult Literature Anyway? Can It
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How to Get to Where
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Copyright

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About the author (1996)

SARAH K. HERZ has taught English in the seventh through twelfth grades in the Westport, Connecticut, school system for twenty-three years.DONALD R. GALLO is Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University.

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