I had a great time showing you the blog today. I am just so infinitely proud of your hard work, your academic growth, and your growing identity as readers.
In the past, you’ve heard me speak about the importance of Young Adult Literature as a way for you guys to build your own identities and a way for you to figure out your important place in the world. Today, that’s what I’d like you to blog about. Please read for 35 minutes (as usual) thinking about how your current novel’s subject matter or themes send a message to young adults. Follow the Criteria for Success below. I know I have my own ideas… and stay tuned for a review of another great YA book I read recently called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, in which I will blog a little bit about my thoughts on the purpose of Young Adult Literature. But in the meantime, I want to know what you THINK about what you READ. Good luck, happy reading, and happy blogging!
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
1. Username. Title of Book. Author of Book. (Some of you are forgetting this, so be careful!)
2. I read _________ pages tonight.
3. 2-3 sentence summary of what you read about this evening. (Be specific, it helps me ensure that you DID read and that you PAID ATTENTION!)
4. What message is your author/book sending to teenagers? Is it positive? Is it negative? What is the author’s opinion about the world? Are teens important to this author or not? How do you know?
Good luck and have fun!