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E-mail this pageAdolescent Literacy

This topic explores approaches to improving the literacy skills of adolescents so that they can succeed in content-area classes and enjoy reading.


Introduction

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References

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Alvermann, D. E. (2001). Effective literacy instruction for adolescents. Chicago, IL: National Reading Conference. Retrieved from http://www.readingonline.org/editorial/edit_index.asp?HREF=/editorial/november2002/

Moore, D. W., Bean, T. W., Birdyshaw, D., & Rycik, J. A. (1999). Adolescent literacy: A position statement. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43, 97-112.

Report on learning disabilities research: Hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives. 105th Cong. (1997). (Adapted from testimony of G. R. Lyon, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). Retrieved from http://www.ldonline.org/article/6339/


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