ERIC Number: ED240613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The ALAN Review. Winter, 1984.
Ellis, W. Geiger, Ed.
The ALAN Review, v11 n2 Win 1984
Intended for the junior high school or secondary school English teacher, the articles and features in this journal focus on young adult literatue and the adolescent audience. The first article, Zibby Oneal's "Writing for Adolescents: Pleasures and Problems," describes the responsibilities of authors of adolescent fiction, while the second article, "YA Detective Fiction: Nancy Drew and the Age of Technology," by Anita Fisher, explains how the genre of Drew mysteries have adjusted to the computer world. The third article, Lin Buswell's "Rural Youth: The Forgotten Minority," offers a brief discussion and bibliography of novels portraying rural adolescents, and the fourth article by Margaret Sacco presents ways of teaching students to use the "Essay and General Literature Index." Specific prereading, reading, and postreading strategies are suggested in Gerrit W. Bleeker's "Using Young Adult Fiction to Reintegrate the Language Arts." The sixth article, Patricia P. Kelly's "Before 'Teaching' a Novel: Some Considerations," discusses selecting novels for class reading, and the final article, Tom Finn's "A Tale of Two Cities: American Young Adult Fiction in London and Paris," discusses the popularity of American adolescent fiction abroad. Other features include notes from the editor, ALAN's news highlights, and an interview with Gloria Miklowitz. (MM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, Athens, GA.
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