Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 7, 2008

Chapters 1-3

Filed under: Making the Match — erinlbowman @ 1:43 am

These chapters were very interesting and informative. There is a lot in them that I feel many of you who have taught before or are currently teaching that you have experienced in your own classrooms. Trying to figure out what titles and types of books are appropriate for certain students and ability levels is something that I think is an art that comes with practice. What are your thoughts on the fact that Lesesne sees YA readers as being ages 10-20? I think that this is appropriate, and she makes some good points about her reasoning behind this wide range of ages. The only problem is that because it is such a wide variety of ages, there are some YA novels that address issues that would not be appropriate for certain age groups and maturity levels. Lesesne discusses this as well.

There are different ways in which Lesesne talks about for teachers to evaluate what kinds of novels are appropriate for each teen individually.  Some of these techniques that she talked about using in the classroom really interest me and I would like to discuss them in class tomorrow, especially the liquid study.

Another thing that I would like to discuss is Havighurst’s Theory of Developmental Tasks.

See you all tomorrow!



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