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Adolescent Literature

We examine books for young adults so we can better understand what makes them tick. Share your reads with us.

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Comment by Siri Nelson on January 20, 2010 at 10:24pm
I love reading books aimed toward adolescents (except Twilight). I look forward to learning about the many adolescent books and maybe some tips on how to go about teaching some of the books to a class of middle school students.
Comment by Melissa Aviles on January 20, 2010 at 10:18pm
Probably everyone has already ready Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Catching Fire - they are incredible! Also The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer (book 1 and 2 in the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness) are so exciting and so beautifully written!!
Comment by Steve Thanos on January 13, 2010 at 12:28pm
I am starting a new novel unit with my 7th Graders in a few weeks. I was wondering if anyone had resources for the novel _Oddballs_ by William Sleator.

Steve
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 24, 2009 at 10:19am
Lit folks might enjoy these two posts about the poet, multimedia artist and “observationalist” Rives.

VIDEO: Poet Rives - A Story of Mixed Emoticons

STUDENTS WRITING POETS: Rives Blog - Jessee

They are both in the Poets & Writers Group - check it out or join the group if you teach poetry or writing!!!

Hope you're ready for a mellow thanksgiving!

Ryan:)
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 5, 2009 at 12:57pm
Thomas - maybe place that question up in the discussion forum - it is easier for folks to respond there! Sorry I just caught this. Ryan
Comment by Thomas Herion on October 8, 2009 at 2:24pm
any recs for way to teach the "Giver Trioogy"?
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 11, 2009 at 1:54pm
Great article on non-fiction graphic novels including one about Katrina titled, "Journalists, Artists Tell Stories with Nonfiction Graphic Novels" can be found in the Graphic Novels group here.
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 11, 2009 at 11:18am
I don't know if y'all are the the Making Shakespeare Pop group but you might want to check out the Wordle Allison Branch created for Julius Caesar (at the bottom of the discussion)! The strategy is certainly something you could crib for the characters in the novels/stories you are teaching.
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 2, 2009 at 12:52pm
Hey Ad Lit folks, if you're not in the American Lit group you might consider joining as there was a point- counterpoint post today on Catcher In the Rye you might find enjoyable!
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 18, 2009 at 2:48pm
If you're not in the poetry people group but teach poetry be sure to join and check out Patsy Smith's Ninja poetry video post.
 

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