Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice

Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice

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This much-needed book is the first applied research book on adolescent literacy. It addresses the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content area learning, and fostering student motivation and success well beyond the primary grades. The unique literacy needs of middle school and secondary students are thoroughly examined and effective practices and interventions identified. Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge and with contributions from some of the most prominent scholars in the field, important topics are covered such as: * how literacy skills develop in grades 5-12 * ways to incorporate literacy learning into English, social studies, math, and science * struggling adolescent readers and writers: what works in assessment and intervention * special challenges facing English language learners and culturally diverse students * implications for teacher training, policy, and future research.Students might write for the purpose of clarifying ideas, applying the ideas, or persuading readers. Their readers might ... on writing to learn. They recommend these instructional practices: reaction papers and collaborative explanatory essays.

Title:Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice
Author:Tamara L. Jetton, Janice A. Dole
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2004


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