rdng508 | Graduate
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The Study of Adolescent Authors and Literature Types
- Analyze how authors select theme, setting, characters, and plot within young adult literature.
- Examine how authors structure texts and order events within young adult literature.
- Explain the distinction between multicultural and global young adult literature.
- Compare the elements of postmodern texts and various strategies for exploring young adult literature.
Critical Issues in Adolescent Literature
- Examine the ways by which young adult literature may be challenged or censored.
- Evaluate the role that gender plays in the classroom in regard to differences in selecting relevant and culturally responsive literature for all students.
- Identify the role of technology in enhancing and altering traditional literacy classroom practices.
- Differentiate between a variety of strategies for using young adult literature and content area texts in a secondary classroom.
Foundations for Teaching Adolescent Literature; Established and Emerging Genres of Adolescent Literature
- Describe cultural heritage, reader response, and cultural criticism orientation within the context of teaching young adult literature.
- Identify familiarities with exceptional learners and how they encounter the reading of young adult literature.
- Analyze the importance of adolescent reading across a broad range of young adult literature both for pleasure and informational purposes.
- Explain the historical development of young adult literature and the influence of realism.
- Explain how fiction and fantasy genres manipulate time and events to create mystery, tension, and surprise.
- Evaluate the criteria for selecting high-quality, young adult fiction within a variety of genres.
- Identify how to engage students in cultural criticisms in order to critique historical fiction.
- Compare the different types of emerging genres within adolescent literature.
Nonfiction and Contemporary Forms of Adolescent Literature
- Analyze the criteria for selecting texts within nonfiction and contemporary genres, identifying how they relate to Common Core Standards.
- Explain how to use a wide variety of nonfiction texts to determine the trustworthiness and validity of Internet sources.
- Compare contemporary forms of young adult literature.
- Evaluate the importance of students having access to contemporary forms of literature, especially in relationship to canonical texts.
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