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Ch 24: PLACE English: Young Adult Literary Works & Authors

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If you're looking for a resource to help you review young adult literature topics before taking the PLACE English exam, you've come to the right place. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes cover works by authors including Judy Blume, S.E. Hinton and Sharon Creech.

PLACE English: Young Adult Literary Works & Authors - Chapter Summary

Use these video lessons to take another look at significant works of young adult literature and study their cultural impacts. We'll get you ready for PLACE English exam questions on these topics with the following lessons:

  • The life and works of Judy Blume
  • Sharon Creech's poetry and novels
  • A plot synopsis of Twilight
  • Novels by S.E. Hinton
  • Characters in The Outsiders
  • Modern fantasy literature authors and novels

Revisit these poems and novels by watching short videos, reading the transcripts or taking the multiple-choice quizzes. These resources can be accessed any time you want, whether from your home computer or mobile device.

PLACE English: Young Adult Literary Works & Authors Chapter Objectives

The roughly 100 multiple-choice questions included on the PLACE English exam cover five main content domains, including one designed to test your literary knowledge. This chapter's lessons can get you ready for questions measuring your familiarity with works of literature for young adults.

Scores on the exam are used to determine if you have the subject matter expertise needed to qualify for English teacher licensure in Colorado.

7 Lessons in Chapter 24: PLACE English: Young Adult Literary Works & Authors
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Young Adult Literature: Major Works & Their Cultural Impact

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.

Judy Blume: Biography, Facts, Books & Banned Books

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.

Sharon Creech: Biography, Books & Poems

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.

Twilight: Book Summary, Theme & Author

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.

S.E. Hinton: Biography, Books & Awards

5. 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.

The Outsiders: Summary & Characters

6. 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.

What is Modern Fantasy Literature? - Definition, Authors & Novels

7. 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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