Many teachers who are not familiar with YA fiction may regard it with suspicion. And many students will read nothing but Young Adult fiction. Reading and annotating top rated YA fiction will provide information and understanding of the genre to enable you to feel comfortable promoting books that will turn on even your most reluctant readers. If you are already knowledgeable about the genre, you will appreciate having the incentive to immerse yourself in some exciting tween and teen level books. After reading comes designing book talks, creating files of questions, topics of discussion, writing prompts, etc. to promote and assess your students’ book experiences.
This course can be taken multiple times as 9044, 9045 and 9046 for 1 Semester Credit/Unit each.
Instructor: Kathy Vining