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Keywords

Literature--Study and teaching (Secondary); Young adult literature--Study and teaching (Secondary);

Abstract

Students are reading less, and enjoying reading less. Sticking to the same curriculum year after year in the hope that student attitude will suddenly change, that there will be an awakening in the classroom, and students will read the classics with enthusiasm cannot be done. It is a false hope. But there can be an awakening.

Using young adult literature in the high school English classroom is the solution. It will give new hope to teachers that as students come to enjoy reading, they will be more apt to, not only read more, but eventually come to read the classics. Teachers must provide that new hope to themselves, their students, their schools, and future generations through the use of young adult literature – indeed, a classic way to teach English.

Year of Submission

2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Thomas R. Berg

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Date Original

2004

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1 PDF file (90 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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