Young Adult Literature: Middle and Secondary English Language
This site is a collection of links on the World Wide Web related
to young adult literature and instruction.
This site is a list of awards and the winning titles of each,
including the Alex Awards, Best Books for Young Adults, and
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, to name a few.
This site is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services
The Literary Link
This site offers a search engine that is helpful in researching
information about young adult literature.
This non-profit site collects booklists, authors, reviews,
and "must reads." The young adult section of the
site features a wide variety of links and author lists.
Newbery Medal Homepage
Middle Web's Language Arts Page
Middle Web is a well-rounded resource for all middle school
educators. The Language Arts portion of the site is a carefully
selected listing of resources and links related to instruction
Creative Drama and Theater Education Resource Site
This site for teachers offers suggestions for ways to integrate
drama into the classroom.
Creative Dramatics in the Language Arts Classroom, ERIC Digest
This site provides a survey of ways to integrate drama into
the classroom coupled with rationales for doing so.
The Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
This site lists winners of this award since it was established
in 1984, providing teachers with a useful list of literary
titles for possible inclusion in history or social studies
The Jefferson Cup
This site lists winners of the Jefferson Cup, an award
that honors distinguished biographies, historical fiction
or American history books for young people. The Virginia Library
Association's Children's and Young Adult Round Table has presented
the award annually since 1983.
A to Z Teacher stuff
Search this site for "Art and Literature," "Music
and Literature," or "Science and Literature"
to discover a wealth of specific ideas for integrating literary
study across the curriculum.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site: Themes and Other
This segment of Carol Hurst's Literature Site specifically
addresses ways to integrate literature into other curricular
areas. Sections on Appalachia, the Civil War, Colonial America,
the Great Depression, and Books in the Math Program are among
the many that may be of interest to viewers of this program.
Professional Journals About Literature Instruction
The National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement,
State University of New York, Albany, publishes a newsletter
in the fall, winter, and spring. The newsletter addresses
a wide range of issues concerning literacy.
The National Council of Teachers of English Journals:
NCTE publishes many subscription journals, including The
English Journal, high school level, Voices From the Middle,
middle school level, and Language Arts,elementary and middle
Texts mentioned by teachers in this workshop program:
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963 by Christopher
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Thunder Cave by Roland Smith
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Night by Elie Wiesel