Children      s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Written by: Emily Dial-Driver,

  • Publisher: McFarland
  • Publish Date: 2015-03-27
  • ISBN-10: 9781476621159
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Book Summary

Using children’s and young adult literature is a great way to enhance 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 and spark interest in difficult subjects. 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.

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