Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested: Effective Solutions for Every Classroom

Sheri R. Parris
Make the most of your instructional time with this collection of proven, research-based teaching practices from top professionals in adolescent literacy. Contributors take you inside exemplary classrooms to observe adolescent literacy practices in the context of real school environments and from the viewpoints of frontline educators. You'll find best practices in key areas such as writing, comprehension, vocabulary, cooperative learning, new literacies, assessment, and the content areas. Chapters address the challenges today's middle- and secondary-grade teachers face, spanning the content areas, and illustrate effective teaching methods for both the general secondary student population and individual populations such as struggling readers, English-language learners, and African American learners. In addition, chapters highlight a model high school environment, a forward-thinking professional development program for secondary educators, effective practices of award-winning teachers, and recommendations for progressive inservice PD programs. Special features for busy teachers include lesson ideas in a quick-read format, questions at the end of each chapter to extend and apply your thinking, and suggestions for professional development.The International Reading Association is the world's premier organization of literacy professionals. Our titles promote reading by providing professional development to continuously advance the quality of literacy instruction and research. Research-based, classroom-tested, and peer-reviewed, IRA titles are among the highest quality tools that help literacy professionals do their jobs better. Some of the many areas we publish in include: -Comprehension-Response To Intervention/Struggling Readers-Early Literacy -Adolescent Literacy-Assessment-Literacy Coaching-Research And Policy

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