April 22, 2010 12:17 PM Subscribe
YAL with an environmentalist twist.
posted by oflinkey to Education (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A student of mine is looking for novels and short stories that have environmentalist themes suitable for 7-8th graders. Pieces can include but do not need to be limited to environmentalist protagonists, protagonists who live in polluted areas (and the effect this as on characters, etc), characters demonstrating the benefits of working in coordination with the natural world and environment...she had plans to use another piece which was not YA, but this has fallen through. She wants to use segments of Wall-E and the whole of the Lorax as supporting pieces (multimodal text juxtaposition; ELL and struggling readers), but she is a bit stuck at this point. We have some ideas but they aren't really hitting the mark.
All help is appreciated! Thanks!