Canon Revival: Supplementing Classic Literature Through Young Adult Novels

dc.contributor.author Grace, Ruth
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date.accessioned 2024-04-15T17:44:24Z
dc.date.available 2024-04-15T17:44:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.description.abstract Classic literature read in high school English classes can be difficult for students to comprehend and analyze. To better prepare students to critically think about and engage with classic literature, Young Adult Literature (YAL) can be used to supplement students' understanding and comprehension of the texts that they read. For this unit plan, three Young Adult (YA) novels are taught as precursors for three classic texts that are traditionally read in high school English classrooms. The outcomes of this unit are for students to become familiar with similar themes, plot events, and character developments within the YA novels that will prepare them to analyze the same components within the paired classic novels. Analyzing these factors within the context of YAL allows for students to form stronger connections and analyses that will act as scaffolds when reading classic literature. This three-week unit plan contains lessons for fifteen days of instruction as well as three additional extension plans for each YA novel. Students engage in various forms of discussion, compose brief analytical essays on specific topics, and conduct research all in an effort to prepare them to analyze and read classic literature following completion of this unit.
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/aw4NZA5r
dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Arts and Humanities::English Language and Literature::Children's and Young Adult Literature
dc.title Canon Revival: Supplementing Classic Literature Through Young Adult Novels
dc.type Presentation
dspace.entity.type Publication
relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication a7f2ac65-89b1-4c12-b0c2-b9bb01dd641b
File
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
Grace, Ruth_Honors Poster.pdf
Size:
147.57 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description: