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Reading success for struggling adolescent learners.


Reading success for struggling adolescent learners.

Ed. by Susan Lenski and Jill Lewis.

Guilford Pr.


352 pages



Solving problems in the teaching of literacy


This collection of 16 articles works primarily at the practical level, giving teachers of grades seven through 12 research-based strategies for improving both reading and writing. Contributors examine why so many adolescents are struggling and how educators can nurture resilience and create attractive and effective literacy instruction, including that aimed at English language learners. They show how to organize classroom contexts that promote literacy, from using technology appropriately to engaging adolescent readers in conversations about texts and making time for independent reading. Tips on classroom instruction include advancing fluency and comprehension, improving vocabulary and increasing writing skills, with a dash of social action and literary criticism, and developing school-wide incentives that improve adolescent literacy.

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Date:Aug 1, 2008
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