Lack of reading proficiency is a barrier to understanding the academic content of any discipline. Effective Practice for Adolescents with Reading and Literacy Challenges provides secondary teachers with the knowledge and the strategies they need to improve their students' reading skills. Editors Denti and Guerin present a comprehensive collection of articles by a selection of prominent literacy and education researchers that provide practical approaches to improving literacy and offer accounts of successful evidence-based programs and practices that can be tailored to the needs of teachers working with struggling readers. Each chapter includes questions for review, a list of web resources, and suggested small group activities to encourage implementation of chapter ideas and strategies, making Effective Practice for Adolescents with Reading and Literacy Challenges a valuable tool for all teachers, regardless of content area.
"Summing Up: Recommended." -- CHOICE, September 2008, Vol. 46 No. 1
Selected Contents:Section 1: VOCABULARY-THE GATEWAY TO READING FLUENCY AND COMPREHENSION
Section 2: MEETING READING AND LITERACY CHALENGES FOR DIVERSE STUDENTS
Section 3: SYSTEMIC CHANGE AROUND READING AND LITERACY AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL