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dc.contributor.advisorBonomo, Joeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWakitsch, Cady E., 1994--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T01:46:06Z
dc.date.available2016-05-04T01:46:06Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16364
dc.description.abstractWith the recent debate in Common Core Standards, American teachers, students, and parents have argued over what should be taught in public classrooms. English classroom Common Core Standards focus on the students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Some believe that students should only read "classic literature" to develop skills in these four areas. However, I believe that Young Adult Literature (YAL) has the same literary merit as classic literature, and should be integrated into middle school and high school curricula. The first half of the paper argues all of the reasons why YAL has merit, and the second half is a lesson plan for the novel Perks of Being a Wallflower. This includes important passages and homework suggestions. At the end, I give other YAL suggestions for other subjects in school, as well as for other grades.en_US
dc.format.extent35 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subjectHigh Schoolen_US
dc.subjectClassroomen_US
dc.subjectPerks of Being a Wallfloweren_US
dc.subjectteachingen_US
dc.subjectyoung adulten_US
dc.titleYoung Adult Literature in the Classroom: What it is and Why it Should be Thereen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.degreeB.A. (Bachelor of Arts)en_US


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