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.).
- identify literary terms and elements used within a piece of literature and determine the context within which they are used
- identify the genre, form, and format of a literary piece
- create a literary analysis essay
- write both brief and extensive literary 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, April 6, 2015 - Monday, May 18, 2015
Credits &/or CEUs Heading
This course has been approved for 1.5 CEUs.
- $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 email@example.com or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.