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