Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom

Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom

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Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to improve a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts, spark interest in difficult subjects and develop an understanding of how to teach to college and upper high school students. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.Essays on Instructional Methods Emily Dial-Driver, , Jim Ford, Sara N. Beam ... Happenstance, an event that occurs, can cause tragedies, make connections possible, or cause, as Longfellow asserts, ... a bit worried about the way my methods might be vieweda€”I told what had happened to another colleague who said, a€œI useanbsp;...

Title:Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom
Author:Emily Dial-Driver,, Jim Ford, Sara N. Beam
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-03-09


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