ERIC Number: ED332179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Junior High Novels and Non-Fiction List.
Henry, Jeanne; And Others
This list of novels and non-fiction works for junior high school students and teachers has been put together over a number of years and is intended for use in conjunction with Alberta's Junior High School Language Arts Curriculum Guide (1987) and with classroom texts. Following a foreword, the document is in six sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "What Is Young Adult Literature?" (alternative approaches to teaching literature; how to promote response to literature in the classroom); List for the Classroom" (special considerations, e.g., stereotyping, pulp novels, ethnocentrism, etc. briefly discussed); (4) "Responding to Literature"; (5) "Activities for Teaching Non-Fiction and Fiction"; and (6) "Annotations" (listing 61 annotations for both novels and non-fiction titles by grade and genre--historical fiction, mystery, non-fiction, realistic fiction, and speculative fiction). Since young adult literature is a relatively new literary category, all of the books were published in the last half of the 20th century. Annotations provide a summary of the plot, along with brief critical commentary, name of publisher, publication date, International Standard Book Number, and related resources. Four appendixes contain material on genre definitions, challenges to book selection "censorship," a bibliography providing background articles on specific genres--19 references, and reviewing sources (Canadian, U.S., and British). (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Support Branch.
Identifiers: Alberta; Reading Motivation