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Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives

by Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.

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Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives

Grades 6 – 12
Type Book
Pages 173
Published October 2016
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



With a supporting explication of NCTE's Policy Research Brief Reading Instruction for All Students and lively vignettes of teachers and students reading with passion and purpose, this book is designed to help teachers develop their own version of YA pedagogy and a vision for teaching YA lit in the middle and secondary classroom. This book is part of the NCTE Principles in Practice imprint.

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Being a YA Lit Advocate

Tune in to hear about what it means to be a YA lit advocate and what YA advocacy work can look like. You'll learn strategies you can use to challenge misconceptions about YA lit. You'll also hear about a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles you can recommend to teen readers.


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