Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas: Science and Math (Hardcover)
This text offers 6th - 12th grade educators guided instructional approaches for including young adult (YA) literature in science and math classes in order to promote literacy development while learning content. Chapters are co-authored, pairing content experts with literacy experts, to ensure that both content and literacy standards are met in each approach. Each chapter spotlights the reading of one YA novel, and offer pre-, during-, and after reading activities that guide students to a deeper understanding of the content while increasing their literacy practices. While each chapter focuses on a specific content topic, readers will discover the many opportunities reading YA literature in the content area has in encouraging cross-disciplinary study.
About the Author
Paula Greathouse is an assistant professor of secondary English Education at Tennessee Tech. She was a secondary English and Reading teacher for sixteen years. Joan F. Kaywell is a professor of secondary English Education at the University of South Florida. She served as President of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) and recognized as the original proponent of using Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics. Brooke Eisenbach is an assistant professor of Middle and Secondary Education at Lesley University. She was a middle school English language arts and Adolescent Literature teacher for nine years, and an online English teacher for two years.