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USING YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE TO TEACH THE CLASSICS: A STUDY ON PAIRING YOUNG ADULT NOVELS WITH THE CLASSIC WORKS IN SECONDARY ENGLISH CLASSROOMS

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2011
Abstract/Description:
Young adult literature is a genre of literature that is often overlooked. Adolescents would greatly benefit from reading young adult novels, academically and also for enjoyment. Educators are not using young adult literature as often as they should in the classrooms as a tool, due to strict curricula. However, young adult literature is a perfect tool for aiding with comprehension of the classic works. Pairing certain young adult books with classics would help adolescents understand the classic novel, but also assist in intriguing the student enough to pick up both books. After an online survey given to nine Seminole County school English or Reading teachers, I found that high school teachers today do feel as though young adult literature would benefit the students greatly.
Title: USING YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE TO TEACH THE CLASSICS: A STUDY ON PAIRING YOUNG ADULT NOVELS WITH THE CLASSIC WORKS IN SECONDARY ENGLISH CLASSROOMS.
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Name(s): Velazquez, Deanna, Author
Kaplan, Jeffrey, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Young adult literature is a genre of literature that is often overlooked. Adolescents would greatly benefit from reading young adult novels, academically and also for enjoyment. Educators are not using young adult literature as often as they should in the classrooms as a tool, due to strict curricula. However, young adult literature is a perfect tool for aiding with comprehension of the classic works. Pairing certain young adult books with classics would help adolescents understand the classic novel, but also assist in intriguing the student enough to pick up both books. After an online survey given to nine Seminole County school English or Reading teachers, I found that high school teachers today do feel as though young adult literature would benefit the students greatly.
Identifier: CFH0003819 (IID), ucf:44732 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
B.S.
Education, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Masters
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Subject(s): Young adult literature
teach
classics
literature
young adult novel
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0003819
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Host Institution: UCF

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