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Recent Content (young adult literature)

  • Digital Storytelling with the iPad: Creating Book Trailers

    Background

    Through a generous grant from a corporate sponsor, our university was able to purchase 14 iPads with iMovie, young adult literature selections for book circles, and video cameras for a book trailer project with a local middle school. A book trailer is, no surprise here, a trailer for a book in the style of a movie trailer. Search YouTube for your favorite book + "book trailer" or "trailer" and you will be sure to find an example or two.

    Tag: young adult literature
  • Writing Our Lives-Bridgeport Set for May 21st, 2013

    Connecticut Writing Project–Fairfield to host Bridgeport students for daylong writing conference at Fairfield University 

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 3, 2013) – The Connecticut Writing Project–Fairfield (CWP), based at Fairfield University, will welcome more than 100 Bridgeport youth in grades 8 through 12 to campus on May 21, 2013, for the first Writing Our Lives-Bridgeport conference. Sponsored in part by Bank of America, the daylong event will highlight the importance of writing in and out of school in a wide variety of genres.

    Tag: young adult literature
  • Literature in the 21st Century

    Kayla Martinson, Shelby Williamson, Josh Mortensen

    This resource approaches the following three questions:

    • Why should students read literature in the 21st century?
    • What qualifies as a text in the 21st century?
    • What literature should students be reading in the 21st century?


    Why should students read literature in the 21st century?

    Tag: young adult literature