Today’s Young
       Adult
    Literature:
Bridges to the classics & Stand-Alone readings
We want our students
 to enjoy reading...
That’s one of the
   International Reading
     Association/NCTE
         Standards



12. Students use spoken, written, a...
So, what do your
students read for
  PLEASURE?
Odds are--
 they read
and enjoyed
 Stephanie Meyer’s
  Twilight series
Can we use
  books like
Twilight in our
   English
 Curriculum?
 with validity & authenticity
We know that pairing texts
with similar themes “works”




     I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
We know that pairing texts
with similar themes “works”

• Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story




         I’m sure you ca...
We know that pairing texts
with similar themes “works”

• Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story
• Hamlet with Siddhartha and...
We know that pairing texts
with similar themes “works”

• Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story
• Hamlet with Siddhartha and...
We know that pairing texts
with similar themes “works”

• Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story
• Hamlet with Siddhartha and...
We know that pairing texts
with similar themes “works”

• Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story
• Hamlet with Siddhartha and...
This is another
             NJCCCS

• 3.1.12.H.9 Read and compare at least two works,
  including books, related to the s...
By using
  popular
coming of age
 literature
like Twilight, students
 may be more likely to
 remain engaged and to
find the...
But, how do we integrate
 Meyer’s Book into the
      curriculum?
Can we find
  ways to
 work with
  these 4
Coming of
 Age texts?
Let’s discuss this...
as we try to cluster together several
       popular Coming of Age
texts with the required, canonica...
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This is a short introductory presentation made to K-12 Language Arts and English teachers during a workshop presentation June 2009 at Montclair State University. My presentation dealt with using popular YA literature as a bridge to canonical, classic literatures.

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Today's Young Adult Literature: Bridges to the Classics

  1. 1. Today’s Young Adult Literature: Bridges to the classics & Stand-Alone readings
  2. 2. We want our students to enjoy reading...
  3. 3. That’s one of the International Reading Association/NCTE Standards 12. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
  4. 4. So, what do your students read for PLEASURE?
  5. 5. Odds are-- they read and enjoyed Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series
  6. 6. Can we use books like Twilight in our English Curriculum? with validity & authenticity
  7. 7. We know that pairing texts with similar themes “works” I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
  8. 8. We know that pairing texts with similar themes “works” • Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
  9. 9. We know that pairing texts with similar themes “works” • Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story • Hamlet with Siddhartha and Things Fall Apart I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
  10. 10. We know that pairing texts with similar themes “works” • Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story • Hamlet with Siddhartha and Things Fall Apart • Julius Caesar with Animal Farm I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
  11. 11. We know that pairing texts with similar themes “works” • Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story • Hamlet with Siddhartha and Things Fall Apart • Julius Caesar with Animal Farm • The Age of Innocence with Ethan Frome I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
  12. 12. We know that pairing texts with similar themes “works” • Romeo & Juliet with West Side Story • Hamlet with Siddhartha and Things Fall Apart • Julius Caesar with Animal Farm • The Age of Innocence with Ethan Frome • The Scarlet Letter with Anna Karenina I’m sure you can put any number of texts in this list
  13. 13. This is another NJCCCS • 3.1.12.H.9 Read and compare at least two works, including books, related to the same genre, topic, or subject and produce evidence of reading (e.g., compare central ideas, characters, themes, plots, settings) to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  14. 14. By using popular coming of age literature like Twilight, students may be more likely to remain engaged and to find the applicability of canonical literature to their lives.
  15. 15. But, how do we integrate Meyer’s Book into the curriculum?
  16. 16. Can we find ways to work with these 4 Coming of Age texts?
  17. 17. Let’s discuss this... as we try to cluster together several popular Coming of Age texts with the required, canonical & AP texts in our curriculum
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