ERIC Number: ED341962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using Young Adult Literature To Motivate Reluctant Readers or What Do You Do when They Haven't Read Their Assignment.
Tighe, Mary Ann
While English teachers want students to enjoy reading, to appreciate the beauty of literature, and to recognize the universality of the classics, many adolescent students do not become interested in the aesthetic aspect of literature until they are beyond high school age. Some works, outside the traditional literary canon, speak more directly to adolescent readers' interests and needs, provide a way of engaging students' interest and, because they are well written, offer a source for the development of reading and discussion skills. Such books include Cynthia Voight's "On Fortune's Wheel," Mildred Taylor's "Roll of Thunder," and Sue Ellen Bridgers'"Home before Dark." (A chart detailing Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development, an evaluation form for young adult literature, and a list of 13 resources for children's and young adults' literature are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aesthetic Reading; Reading Motivation; Reluctant Readers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (81st, Seattle, WA, November 22-27, 1991).