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NACL Report   (USA): Smart People Talk About Adolescent Literacy NACL Report (USA): Smart People Talk About Adolescent Literacy

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NACL Report   (USA)

Foundational and Emergent Questions:

Smart People Talk About Adolescent Literacy

 

A Report by the Steering Committee of the National Adolescent Literacy Coalition (Oct. 2006)

 Account of the NACL summit at Dominican University in Oak Park, Illinois,

 The report identifies three major sources of tension that have begun to emerge from within the field of adolescent literacy and that will need to be resolved if the field is to continue to offer clear, consistent recommendations for improving reading and writing instruction in grades 4–12:

1) Educational Triage or Comprehensive Care?

2) One Big Literacy or Many Little Literacies?

3) Hurry Up and Wait

 

Kamil, Michael L. (ET AL.):  IES Practice Guide: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom Kamil, Michael L. (ET AL.): IES Practice Guide: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom

Date added: 03/22/2010
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Kamil, Michael L. (et al.):  IES Practice Guide

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

 Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices

NCEE 2008-4027; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  

Checklist for carrying out the recommendations:

1. Provide explicit vocabulary instruction                                                                                    

2. Provide direct and explicit comprehension strategy instruction  

3. Provide opportunities for extended discussion of text meaning and interpretation       

4. Increase student motivation and engagement in literacy learning          

5. Make available intensive and individualized interventions for struggling readers that can be provided by trained specialists

 

 

 

Santa:  Adolescent Literacy;  Learning across the Content Areas Santa: Adolescent Literacy; Learning across the Content Areas

Date added: 03/19/2010
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Four principles emerge as essential for helping students become more effective readers and learners: (1.) Classroom communities and relationships   (2.) Strategy instruction throughout the content areas.  (3)  A student framework for learning, and (4) Professional development

Boardman: Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers Boardman: Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers

Date added: 03/24/2010
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Boardman, Alison Gould: Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers

A Practice Brief

The purpose of this practice brief is to provide schools, districts, and states with the current knowledge on best practices for teaching older students with reading difficulties. Instructional recommendations can be organized into five general areas:

  • word study;
  • fluency;
  • vocabulary;
  • comprehension; and
  • motivation.

Brozo: Response to Intervention or Responsive Instruction Brozo: Response to Intervention or Responsive Instruction

Date added: 03/19/2010
Date modified: 03/19/2010
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Looking at secondary reading only through a disabilities lens reinforces stereotypes about the nature of reading for students in middle and high school.

 Keywords: USA; Response to Intervention approach (RTI);  content area literacy,  new multiliteracies, parameters of  literacy