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ENE 3005: Literature for Adolescents (3 cr.)
This course is designed to introduce students to literature commonly taught in middle and high school classes. The readings will give students an opportunity to explore works that speak to the developmental and psychological needs of young adults. Through recent publications as well as classics of literature, we will examine the history of young adult literature and the social and literary movements that have influenced it. Because they depict conditions and experiences familiar to middle and high school students, these works are frequently included in the secondary school teaching canon. The readings are selected to be representative of genre and theme and reflective of reading levels from 6th grade through 12th. Most importantly, students will develop criteria for selecting literature for the classroom and become actively involved in creating strategies for effective instruction.
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