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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2003
Provides lists of different categories of young adult literature. Suggests that someone should create an award that recognizes young adult books suitable for adults. Annotates 20 new or overlooked young adult books. (PM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, English Instruction, History Instruction
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Perrin, Robert – English Journal, 2003
Describes six categories of websites on grammar. Considers the advantages and disadvantages that Internet grammar provides. Presents an annotated list of 15 web sites on grammar. Suggests adopting a positive but cautious approach to grammar on the Internet. Concludes that grammar on the Internet is a potentially helpful resource to use in addition…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2003
Notes that resources for the King holiday and Black History Month abound, and many Web sites provide interesting information along with reading lists for teachers and students. Discusses about 20 books that the author has read most recently or has found to be worth rereading. (SG)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Literature, Civil Rights, Higher Education
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Donelson, Ken; Blasingame, James, Jr.; Nilsen, Alleen Pace – English Journal, 2003
Presents annotations of eight new young adult books (published in 2002) that have each received at least three "best book" citations. Offers a brief synopsis as well as a thoughtful critique of each book. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Literary Criticism, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2003
Ponders the effect of September 11th on teenagers. Proposes that reading books can help teenagers sort out complicated issues. Recommends young adult novels that offer hope for overcoming tragedy. Lists 50 short story collections worth reading. (PM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Tragedy
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2002
Notes that English teachers have to do their part in teaching literary-cultural literacy, but they also have a responsibility to expose students to the wide range of literature that exists outside of the de facto Young Adult Literature perpetuated by school curricula. Presents annotations of 10 new or overlooked Young Adult books worth reading.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Curriculum Development, English Instruction, Reading Material Selection
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2002
Presents resources for finding young adult (YA) reading material. Lists and describes 19 websites and mentions several print resources. Annotates 11 new or overlooked YA books worth reading. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Educational Resources, Internet
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Crowe, Chris, Ed. – English Journal, 2002
Describes five young adult novels that may help young adult males shape their identities in positive ways by showing the consequences of bad male behavior. Describes briefly 10 more new or overlooked young adult books worth reading. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Males
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Hett, Dorothy Marie – English Journal, 2002
Suggests that in addition to using books and movies to enhance students' understanding of Shakespeare, teachers can add the World Wide Web to their repertoire to help students connect to Shakespeare. Presents annotations of 12 websites to use for teaching Shakespeare. (SG)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, English Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Internet
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2002
Presents a collection of excerpts from a recent virtual class discussion students (primarily senior English majors planning to become English teachers) had on a course listserv regarding young adult literature. Contains annotations of 10 recommended works of YA literature. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Discussion Groups, Listservs
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Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Donelson, Ken; Blasingame, James, Jr. – English Journal, 2002
Provides the annual "Honor List" of the nine best young adult books published in 2001. Notes that many of this year's books were written from the point of view of outsiders. Provides a short summary of each book. (PM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Aggression, Annotated Bibliographies, Depression (Psychology)
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2001
Discusses and answers objections to young adult literature which generally fall into one of two categories: that young adult books are bad because they are not the classics, and/or they corrupt the young. Offers brief descriptions of 12 new or overlooked young adult books worth reading. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Classics (Literature), English Instruction, Language Arts
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Moore, John Noell, Ed. – English Journal, 2001
Offers glimpses into the landscapes of people's lives. Discusses Edith Bruck's "Who Loves You Like This,""Life Stories: Profiles from 'The New Yorker'," and Hugh Sidey's "Portraits of the Presidents: Power and Personality in the Oval Office." (SG)
Descriptors: Biographies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Language Styles
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2001
Considers the reasons Advanced Placement (AP) English teachers might give for their literature selections. Suggests eight works for further reading outside the canon for AP and Honors English Teachers. Lists and gives annotations for 10 "new or overlooked" Young Adult books worth reading. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Advanced Placement, English Instruction, English Teachers
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Moore, John Noell, Ed. – English Journal, 2001
Explores the relationship between fathers and sons in two very different books. Notes that David and Daniel Hays'"My Old Man and the Sea" describes a journey around Cape Horn providing both sailors with a new perspective on their relationship. Considers how Tony Early's "Jim the Boy" takes readers into a happy North Carolina family. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fathers, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Role
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