This feature premiered on The Hardcover Lover almost two months ago, and it's called Throwback Thursday: Lessons from a Past Erin. As the title suggests, the posts go up on Thursdays, and they involve something that I learned about in my undergrad YA class.
I've also been exploring my teacher side while creating these posts. You've probably noticed that they are set up like mini lessons to either inform you or just to tell you a little bit of what I learned when I was in school. I've also been encouraging everyone to discuss the week's topic in the comments, and I hope that you join in as we explore my notes.
Reading Habits of Young Adults
This week's post is going to be a little different because I'm giving you a note sheet to fill in!
When my class did this activity, my professor read us the following sentences and had us fill in the blanks. I'm going to ask you to do the same thing, and then we'll go over the answers next week. So get your thinking caps on! It's time to explore the minds of teenagers and young adults and learn about their reading habits!
◘ Reading is a ______ ___ (two words). Are your perceptions of others influenced by what you see them reading?
◘ Teen readers, just like adults, have ___ _______ . (two words)
◘ The right book can create a ________ ______ (two words) ; the wrong one a _________ (one word). Anyone here relate?
◘ Teens tend to read "_ ______ __" (three words), but not much.
◘ Literary quality means _______ (one word). Why do you choose the books you do when looking for something to read for pleasure?
◘ Gender influences reading ___________. (one word)
◘ Personal _______ (one word) impacts book selection.
◘ Teens enjoy _____ ____ __. (three words)
I've given you a little hint by giving you a dashed line. Each dashed underscore represents one letter in each missing word.
Adapted from the following source: Cole, Pam. Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century. 1st ed. Boston, MA. McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2009. 32-43. Print.
We'll be going over this next week, so if you want to participate in next week's "lesson," be sure to have your answers handy! You can also post what you think the answers are in the comments if you're brave enough to give it a try. Who knows... Maybe some lucky people will win some swag by leaving a comment with their answers! (U.S. ONLY)
We'll also be discussing some of the things that teen readers need, so if you're interested in learning about that, be sure to drop by next Thursday.