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Carnegie Report: Writing to Read Carnegie Report: Writing to Read

Date added: 05/07/2010
Date modified: 05/07/2010
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The report identifies three core instructional practices that have been shown to be effective in improving student reading.

Alvermann: Mediated Instruction Alvermann: Mediated Instruction

Date added: 12/31/2009
Date modified: 12/31/2009
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This paper introduces the concept of re/mediated instructions and presents some examples.

Keywords: self-concept, self-efficacy, student engagement, motivation, mediated instructions

Ilene Berman, Gina Biancarosa: Reading to Achieve Ilene Berman, Gina Biancarosa: Reading to Achieve

Date added: 06/10/2010
Date modified: 06/10/2010
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Ilene Berman, Gina Biancarosa:

Reading to Achieve; a Governor’s Guide to Adolescent Literacy

 This report to Carnegie Corporation identifies elements associated with improving adolescent literacy based on the most current research. A comprehensive literacy program targeted to older readers would include many of the following elements:

1. Direct, explicit comprehension instruction

2. Effective instructional principles embedded in content

3. Motivation and self-directed learning

4. Text-based collaborative learning

5. Strategic tutoring

6. Diverse texts

7. Intensive writing

8. A technology component

9. Ongoing formative assessment of students

10. Extended time for literacy

11. Professional development

12. Ongoing summative assessment of students and programs

13. Teacher teams

14. Leadership

15. A comprehensive and coordinated literacy program Elements

 

Alvermann: Reading Adolescents’ Reading Identities: Looking Back to See Ahead Alvermann: Reading Adolescents’ Reading Identities: Looking Back to See Ahead

Date added: 12/31/2009
Date modified: 12/31/2009
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This article provides suggestions for how to implement a socially constructed model of reading while working with struggling adolescent readers.

Key words: social construction; teacher preparation; teachers’ professional development

 

 

Alvermann: Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents Alvermann: Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

Date added: 12/31/2009
Date modified: 12/31/2009
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This is a position paper for informing policy makers and the general public about what is important in the teaching of reading in the middle grades and high school.

Key words: good practice