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Offer four very specific ways you believe you will be able to introduce YA literature into your future classrooms. Offer four very specific ways you believe you will be able to introduce YA literature into your future classrooms.

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An overarching theme for the classroom might be useful in establishing a guiding force for both teachers and students. Let's say the theme is "Man's inhumanity to man." Novels which would fit into this theme could range from classic novels like The Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird all the way to more contemporary works like Elie Wiesel's Night.

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GREAT TOPIC.  One that is very dear to my heart.

1.  Roll model: I read in front of my students.  I talk about what I am reading as often as possible.  When I see students reading for pleasure I ask about the book.  I start casual conversations with students by saying, "What's the best book you've read lately?" or "What are you reading right now?"  I make reading part of my teaching culture.

2.  Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card): I have taught this book as a novel study to as many classes as I can fit it in.  It is the one book that has had the most consistent positive response from all kinds of students from all backgrounds, ability...

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