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GACE English: Young Adult Literature - Chapter Summary
These engaging videos help ensure you're up to speed on well-known authors and books that fall within the young adult literary genre. The lessons get you ready for any questions on the GACE English assessment referring to:
- Various young adult novels from Judy Blume
- The Outsiders and other S.E. Hinton books
- Sharon Creech's young adult works
- Twilight and its author
- Themes and characters in The Giver
Review the videos in this chapter from a smartphone or tablet if you don't have a computer nearby. These videos individually last for only about five minutes. Depending on your schedule, watch all the videos at once or scatter them across your day.
GACE English: Young Adult Literature Chapter Objectives
The GACE English assessment gauges whether you have the level of subject expertise needed for teacher certification in Georgia. The assessment's reading for literature subarea, which is part of test I, is the section that will produce questions that concern major young adult authors and works. This subarea is worth nearly 40% of your test I score and asks only multiple-choice questions.
1. Young Adult Literature: Major Works & Their Cultural Impact
Young adult literature is designed to appeal to young readers. This lesson will discuss some major works of young adult literature along with their cultural impact. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
2. Judy Blume: Biography, Facts, Books & Banned Books
In this lesson, we will learn about Judy Blume, a well-known young adult author. After a brief overview of her life, we will learn about her books, which have often been banned because of their controversial subject matter.
3. Sharon Creech: Biography, Books & Poems
Sharon Creech is an American author of Young Adult books. She is best known for the 1995 Newbury Medal book, 'Walk Two Moons.' Creech writes books and poetry based off experiences she's had in her own life. This lesson will cover the biography, books, and poems of Sharon Creech.
4. Twilight: Book Summary, Theme & Author
Twilight is one of the most popular young adult fantasy novels within recent years. With film adaptations, fan-fiction, and a huge following of teen girls, it is easily tagged a cultural phenomenon. This lesson will give a brief overview of the book's plot and major themes, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. The Giver: Summary, Characters, Themes & Author
In 'The Giver,' the government controls citizens' freedom to choose their occupation, spouse, and emotions. Read on to see why and how the government exerts this control, and what one boy plans to do to stop it.
6. S.E. Hinton: Biography, Books & Awards
Young adult literature wouldn't be what it is today without S.E. Hinton, whose beloved novels expanded the genre from light romance stories to real-life struggles of the teenage experience. Find out more about Hinton's life, her body of work and the awards she's received, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. The Outsiders: Summary & Characters
S. E. Hinton's young adult novel The Outsiders has been celebrated as a classic work of fiction for nearly half a century. This lesson summarizes the novel's plot and major characters and discusses its significance and influence on the genre of YA fiction.
8. What is Modern Fantasy Literature? - Definition, Authors & Novels
Wizards, werewolves, and all manner of wondrous places wait for you in this lesson! Come discover modern fantasy literature and meet some of the authors and their works that have made the genre what it is today.
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Other chapters within the GACE English (520): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE English: Reading Strategies
- GACE English: Reading for Information
- GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
- GACE English: Grammar & Language Use
- GACE English: Vocabulary & Language Development
- GACE English: Meaning of Words
- GACE English: Literature Types, Terms & Theory
- GACE English: Context in Literary Works
- GACE English: Literary Genres
- GACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- GACE English: Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Poetry in English Literature
- GACE English: Victorian Literature
- GACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- GACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- GACE English: Romantic American Literature
- GACE English: Dark Romanticism
- GACE English: American Transcendentalism
- GACE English: Realism in American Literature
- GACE English: Modernism in American Literature
- GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
- GACE English: Writing & Editing Skills
- GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources
- GACE English: Communication & Speech
- GACE English: Digital Support & Communication
- GACE English: Instructional Strategies
- GACE English: Analysis & Evaluation Strategies
- GACE English Flashcards