Adolescent Literature will explore the growth in popularity of adolescent literature in recent years and what makes these books different from the rest. We will look at many different genres of adolescent literature: coming of age, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, survival, non-fiction/memoir, mystery, and dystopia. We will look at each genre through literature, short stories, poetry, articles, and through creating new texts. Technology will be used as a tool to gain access to information, think beyond the literal, and create new ideas. Activities, assignments, and units will encourage meaningful connections, extend understanding beyond the text, and lead to the development of new ideas.