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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.
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. 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.
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.
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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- PLACE English: Elements & Language in Literature
- PLACE English: Literary Terms & Analysis
- PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts
- PLACE English: Literary Genres & Forms
- PLACE English: Instructional Reading Strategies
- PLACE English: Making Connections While Reading
- PLACE English: Context in Literary Works
- PLACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- PLACE English: Renaissance Literature
- PLACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic Poetry
- PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature
- PLACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- PLACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic American Literature
- PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Transcendentalism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Realism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Modern American Authors
- PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers
- PLACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- PLACE English: Form & Structure in Writing
- PLACE English: The Writing Process
- PLACE English: Writing Mechanics
- PLACE English: Source Citations & References
- PLACE English: Print & Media Sources of Information
- PLACE English: Communication Strategies
- PLACE English: Effective Communication & Types of Speech
- PLACE English: Visual Communication
- PLACE English: Communicating with Technology
- PLACE English: Evaluating Media
- Strategies for Teaching Writing & Vocabulary
- Strategies for Teaching Literature & Poetry Analysis
- General Teaching Strategies
- PLACE English Flashcards