All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Professional Development

Professional Development

A teacher's education never ends. New research, state standards, and curriculum changes require teachers who are informed, energized, and responsive. Learn the characteristics of excellent reading teachers and the knowledge and skills required to teach reading effectively. More »


Classroom Strategies

The Strategy Library

Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. Browse our Strategy Library to print graphic organizers and to learn more about the range of research-based strategies for teaching comprehension, vocabulary and writing. More »

Helping Struggling Readers

Helping Struggling Readers

Teaching reading is a complex process, but we now know a lot about effective adolescent literacy instruction, including how to identify at-risk children and how to intervene effectively. The articles in this section offer information on what effective instruction looks like in the classroom and strategies to increase student engagement and motivation. More »


Books and Authors

Books and Authors

Featured Author: David Lubar is the author of lots of short stories and novels. This former video game programmer connects with his adolescent audience through a shared love of adventure and explosions. More »

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Working with Families

Working with Families

Families play a huge role in how well students do in school. The following articles explain the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids. Also included are examples of programs that specifically attempt to make the link between home and school. More »


Research and Reports

Research and Reports

In this era of data-driven decision-making, the education community is using research to guide policy about reading instruction. In this section we highlight a sample of the most relevant reports. More »

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