EN 554 - Literature for Youth and Adolescence
(3 cr.) Designed for prospective teachers of English (grades 7-12), this course examines young adult literature and the genre of adolescent literature. Authors may include Alice Childress, Robert Cormier, Paul Zindel, S.E. Hinton, Elizabeth Spears and Gary Paulsen. Students become familiar with some or all of the following: 1) stages of cognitive growth in reading development; 2) print and electronic sources on the literature; 3) appropriate text selection and assessment of readability levels; 4) motivation techniques that encourage reading and appreciation of literature; 5) design of reading study guides; and 6) categories within young adult literature. Prerequisite: EN 544; Every Other Year, Spring

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