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Reading Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners

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Comprehensive, up to date, and highly practical, this volume discusses factors that affect struggling readers in grades 7-12 and provides research-based strategies for improving their reading and writing skills. Chapters from leading authorities examine why some adolescents have trouble achieving reading proficiency, describe schoolwide policies and programs that support literacy, and suggest age-appropriate classroom practices for promoting reading success. The book shows how literacy skills and strategies can be incorporated into instruction in all areas of the curriculum. Essential topics include assessment; building core competencies, such as fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary; and working with struggling adolescent English language learners.
Introduction, Susan Lenski and Jill Lewis I. Understanding Struggling Adolescent Readers 1 What Do We Know about the Adolescent Learner and What Does It Mean for Literacy Instruction?, Jill Lewis and Avivah Dahbany 2. Struggling Adolescent Readers: Problems and Possibilities, Susan Lenski 3. Nurturing Resilience among Adolescent Readers, Alfred W. Tatum and Teresa A. Fisher 4. Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners, Fabiola P. Ehlers-Zavala II. Organizing Classroom Contexts That Promote Literacy 5 The Role of Technology in Supporting Struggling Readers, Dana Grisham and Thomas DeVere Wolsey 6. Engaging Struggling Adolescent Readers in Conversations about Texts: Instructional Strategies for Successful Experiences, Kathleen Crawford-McKinney and Kattie Hogan 7. Making Time for Independent Reading, Susan Lenski and Erexenia Lanier III. Implementing Classroom Instruction for Struggling Adolescent Readers 8. Fluency Strategies for Struggling Adolescent Readers, Gay Fawcett and Timothy Rasinski 9. Comprehension Strategies that Make a Difference for Struggling Readers, Micki M. Caskey 10. Vocabulary Strategies for Struggling Readers, Margaret Ann Richek and Becky McTague 11. Classroom Instruction for Struggling Writers, Leif Fearn and Nancy Farnan 12. Teaching from a Critical Literacy Perspective and Encouraging Social Action, Susan Lenski IV. Developing Schoolwide Contexts to Support Achievement 13 Meaningful Assessment of Struggling Adolescent Readers, Peter Afflerbach 14. Literacy Coaching at the Middle School/High School Levels, Rita Bean 15. Keeping Parents Involved in Their Children's Education during the Middle and High School Years, Laurie Elish-Piper 16. "But I'm Not Going to College!": Developing Adolescents' Literacy for the 21st-Century Workplace, Jill Lewis
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