Finals Week
Tuesday, April May 10
DUE:  Final Project, all revisions emailed by 3p
Week Fourteen
Wednesday, April 20
DUE:  “Wintergirls” text response by class time
review:  rhetorics of adolescent literature, Final Project brainstorming
sign up with your Writing Colleague for Final Project meetings
genre:  teen angst novels
READ for today:
   Younger:  “Pleasure, Pain and the Power of Being Thin:
                     Female Sexuality in Young Adult Literature”

Friday, April 22
discussion: “Wintergirls”
READ for today:  Anderson, “Wintergirls”
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets onlineWeekly_Schedule_files/Younger.pdfshapeimage_9_link_0
Week Fifteen
Wednesday, April 27
course evaluations
discussion: “Wintergirls” (cont)
discussion:  “Crank”
READ for today:
   Hopkins:  “Crank”

Friday, April 29
discussion:  “Crank” (cont)
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  
online chat text discussion; class meets online
Week Ten
Wednesday, March 23
genre: dystopian novels
discussion: “Hunger Games” 
READ for today:
   Collins:  “THe Hunger Games”
   Blasingame and Collins:  “An Interview with Suzanne Collins” 
   Final Project

Friday, March 25
discussion: “Hunger Games” (cont)
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets onlineWeekly_Schedule_files/Blasingame.pdfFinal_Project.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0shapeimage_11_link_1
Week Eleven
Wednesday, March 30
genre:  graphic novels
discussion:  “Persepolis”
READ for today:
   Satrapi:  “Persepolis:  The Story of a Childhood”
   Wood, “Scenes from the Axis of Evil”
   Iranian History

Friday, April 1
DUE:  Author Analysis
discussion:  “Part-Time Indian”
READ for today:
   Alexie:  “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian” 
                up to p. 134
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets onlineWeekly_Schedule_files/Wood.pdfWeekly_Schedule_files/IranianHistory.pdfshapeimage_12_link_0shapeimage_12_link_1
Week Twelve
Wednesday, April 6
discussion:  “Part-Time Indian” (cont)
READ for today:
   Alexie:  “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian”
                p. 135 to end
   Landt, “Multicultural Literature and Young Adolescents:
                A Kaleidoscope of Opportunity” 

Friday, April 8
OUT OF CLASS WRITING DAY:  Class does not meet
Weekly_Schedule_files/Landt.pdfshapeimage_13_link_0
Week Thirteen
Wednesday, April 13
discussion: “House on Mango Street”
READ for today:
   Cisneros: “The House on Mango Street”
   O’Malley, “A Ride Down Mango Street”

Friday, April 15
out-of-class writing workshop:
begin brainstorming Final Project ideas on your own, to be discussed in class next week
Weekly_Schedule_files/OMalley.pdfshapeimage_14_link_0
Week Five
Wednesday, February 16
NOTE:  class meets in 9 Rosenberg
discussion:  “Push”
READ for today:
   Sapphire:  “Push:  A Novel”

Friday, February 18
discussion:  “Push” (cont)
girls and adolescent literature
Lamb and Brown, “Reading Between the Lines: What Girls Read” 
                              (up to p.189)
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets onlineWeekly_Schedule_files/Lamb.PDFshapeimage_20_link_0
Week Six
Wednesday, February 23
genre:  LGBTQ literature
discussion: “Annie” 
READ for today:
   Garden:  “Annie On My Mind”
   Sutton, “A Second Look:  Annie On My Mind”
   Author Analysis

Friday, February 25
discussion: “Annie” (cont)
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets onlineWeekly_Schedule_files/Sutton.pdfAuthor_Analysis.htmlshapeimage_21_link_0shapeimage_21_link_1
Week Seven
Wednesday, March 2
discsussion:  “Rainbow Boys”
READ for today:
   Sanchez:  “Rainbow Boys”

Friday, March 4
TransGender 101
discussion:  “Rainbow Boys” (cont)
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets online
Weekly_Schedule_files/TransGender101.pptshapeimage_22_link_0
Week Eight
Wednesday, March 9
discussion: “Luna” 
READ for today:
   Peters:  “Luna”

Friday, March 11
out-of-class writing workshop
Week Nine
March 13 to March 19
Spring Break—Class does not meet
Week One
Wednesday, January 19
Introductions
Intro to course syllabus and website

Friday, January 21
DUE:  questions about course syllabus
defining adolescent literature
authorship
READ for today:
   Crowe, “Young Adult Literature: What Is Young Adult Literature?”
   Crowe, “Young Adult Literature: YA Boundary Breakers and Makers”
   Paul, “The Kids’ Books Are All Right”
   Text Response
   Digital ResponseWeekly_Schedule_files/CroweWhatIs.pdfWeekly_Schedule_files/CroweBoundary.pdfWeekly_Schedule_files/Paul.pdfText_Response.htmlDigital_Response.htmlshapeimage_32_link_0shapeimage_32_link_1shapeimage_32_link_2shapeimage_32_link_3shapeimage_32_link_4
Week Two
Wednesday, January 26
narrative structures
discussion: “Stargirl” 
READ for today:
   Spinelli:  “Stargirl”
   Analyzing Fiction 

Friday, January 28
rhetorical structures
discussion: “Stargirl” (cont)
READ for today:
   Audience Analysis
   The Rhetorical Appeals
   Reading Rhetorically
Weekly_Schedule_files/AnalyzingFiction.pdfAudience_Analysis.htmlWeekly_Schedule_files/TheRhetoricalAppeals.pdfWeekly_Schedule_files/ReadingRhetorically.pdfshapeimage_33_link_0shapeimage_33_link_1shapeimage_33_link_2shapeimage_33_link_3
Week Three
Wednesday, February 2
Due to the weather, class will meet online
discussion:  “Wallflower”
READ for today:
   Chbosky:  “The Perks of Being A Wallflower”

Friday, February 4
discussion:  “Wallflower” (cont)
gender and reading
boys and adolescent literature
READ for today:
   Jones, “Reading Boys”
   McFann, “Boys and Books”
   Watson, Kehler and Martino, “The Problem of Boys’ Literacy
                 Underachievement: Raising Some Questions”
Weekly_Schedule_files/Jones.pdfWeekly_Schedule_files/McFann.pdfWeekly_Schedule_files/Watson.pdfshapeimage_34_link_0shapeimage_34_link_1shapeimage_34_link_2
Week Four
Wednesday, February 9
discussion: “Monster” 
READ for today:
    Myers:  “Monster”
   Gillis, “Multiple Voices, Multiple Genres: Fiction for Young Adults”

Friday, February 11
DUE:  Audience Analysis
discussion: “Monster” (cont)
VIRTUAL CLASS DAY:  online chat text discussion; class meets onlineWeekly_Schedule_files/Gillis.pdfshapeimage_35_link_0
SyllabusSyllabus.htmlshapeimage_36_link_0
AssignmentsAssignments.htmlshapeimage_37_link_0
Weekly Schedule
Student Center ../Michele_Polak/Student_Center.html../Michele_Polak/Student_Center.htmlshapeimage_40_link_0
Course Bloghttp://wrrh322spring11.wordpress.com/shapeimage_41_link_0
WRRH322: Adolescent Literature
Spring 2011, Section 01 / 3860  •  8:35-10:00 am  •  W, F •  206B Gulick
Instructor:  Michele Polak  	
Office Phone:  781-3181          Email:  polak@hws.edu	
Office/Hours:  205A Smith / W,F 10:30 am - Noon and by appointment 		
Writing Colleagues:	
Grace Hennigan:  grace.hennigan@hws.edu
Amaury Ramirez:  amaury.ramirez@hws.edu
mailto:polak@hws.edumailto:grace.hennigan@hws.edumailto:amaury.ramirez@hws.edushapeimage_42_link_0shapeimage_42_link_1shapeimage_42_link_2

texts listed in bold are available for downloading