Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy

Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy

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qThis practical text is essential for principals, literacy coaches, teacher leaders, and others responsible for literacy programs. Each chapter addresses a critical issue that middle and high school literacy leaders have said gets in the way of implementing a schoolwide plan for raising studentsNl literacy achievement. These issues include: Setting up effective language and literacy development for English-language learners - Getting widespread, active support for a schoolwide literacy improvement effort - Developing teachers as potential leaders and mentors to their colleagues - Better understanding, valuing, and building on contributions that families and communities make to studentsNl literacy development. Chapters are filled with concrete suggestions for implementing a plan, including using data, supporting teachers to improve instruction, building leadership capacity, and allocating resources to improve student literacy. OpFor DiscussionOc boxes provide statements and questions to generate discussion and to help you understand teachersNl beliefs and current practices. You also will find practical protocols, strategies, guidelines, and more than 25 diagnostic tools that specifically address each issue.q--Publisher's website.CHAPTER 3 What Can Literacy Leaders Do When Data Show That Most Students Do Not Read or Write on Grade Level ... In a typical high-poverty urban school, approximately half of incoming ninth-grade students read at a sixth- or ... The Alliance for Excellent Education (Joftus, 2002) estimated that as many as 6 million students are at high risk for not graduating because of inadequate skills as readers.

Title:Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy
Author:Judith L. Irvin, Julie Meltzer, Martha Jan Mickler, Melvina Phillips, Nancy Dean
Publisher:International Reading Assoc. - 2008-10-03


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