Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational
Use all Y* codes for: material aimed at, or purposefully written or created for a juvenile or adolescent audience (except for graphic novels, comic books, manga in X*). DO NOT USE: code ‘Y’ itself, but select specific categories from section Y*. Use all Y* codes with: only one INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifier to indicate a guideline starting interest age (detailed age ranges should be included in other metadata) – or for YP* use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* qualifiers. All other qualifiers can be used as appropriate with Y* codes. DO NOT USE for: material intended primarily for adults that may also appeal to older teenagers. For ‘new adult’ content see note at 5LKE
YP Educational material
Use all YP* codes for: pre-primary, primary and secondary educational material, including schoolbooks, textbooks, revision material, exam preparation, etc. For material aimed at higher education, for apprenticeship style and adult vocational qualifications, prefer non Y* subject code as appropriate. Use all YP* codes with: at least one EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifier as appropriate.
See also: JNU Teaching of a specific subject, JNUM Teachers’ classroom resources and material
YPC Educational: Language, literature and literacy
Use all YPC* codes with: LANGUAGE 2* Qualifiers as appropriate
YPCA Educational: First / native language
YPCA2 Educational: First / native language: Reading and writing skills
Use for: books aimed at teaching or encouraging independent reading and writing
YPCA21 Educational: First / native language: Readers and reading schemes
Use for: books that are part of a structured ‘learning to read’ scheme suitable for school and/or home use, usually graded by language level and breadth of vocabulary. Use with: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifiers, and other Children’s and Teenage subject codes to indicate if they are stories (YF*) or general interest
YPCA22 Educational: First / native language: Handwriting skills
YPCA23 Educational: First / native language: Spelling and vocabulary 1.3

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