Reading with a Critical Eye: Evaluating YA Literature
This course is designed for individuals who wish to develop a more critical lens while reading. Initially focusing on the basic elements of literature (including both fiction and nonfiction), it then broadens out to consider form and format (i.e., graphic novels, audiobooks) and related topics (i.e., multicultural books, blogging, reviews, resources, etc.).
- How to read YA literature in a critical and evaluative manner
- How to apply evaluative criteria for genre, form, and format
- How to write both brief annotations and extensive annotations
Who Should Attend
Young adult librarians, school librarians, teachers, administrators, and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens and tweens.
Course Level & Prerequisites
Participation is this course will require approximately 2.5 hours (asynchronous) per week to:
- Read the online course material
- Post to online discussion boards
- Complete online exercises
Dr. Teri Lesesne, Sam Houston State University Library Science Department
Dr. Karin Perry, Sam Houston State University Library Science Department
Date(s) & Time(s)
Monday, February 9, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015.
Credits &/or CEUs Heading
- $155 YALSA members
- $195 ALA Members
- $215 nonmembers
YALSA e-courses are offered through Moodle.
How to Register
Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA's program officer for continuing education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.