Enhancing literary understandings through young adult fiction
- Maia Pank Mertz
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Young adult literature can be used to enhance students' understanding of literary techniques and concepts, providing a “transition” between children's and adult fiction. Two young adult novels—The Pigman andI am the Cheese—are used to illustrate the use of young adult novels to teach about literary elements such as tome, point of view, characterization, motif, symbolism, style, and structure.
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- 1. Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State University, 249 Arps Hall, 43210, Columbus, Ohio