Created by the Center on Instruction to assist literacy specialists in their work, this report makes research-based recommendations for improving academic literacy instruction in content areas, for English language learners, and in classes with struggling readers. The report also includes advice and comments from eight literacy experts.
Content Area Teachers, ELA Teachers, ELL Teachers, Reading Instructors/Literacy Coaches
High School, Middle School
Topic:About Teaching Reading, Assessment & Evaluation, Comprehension, Content-Area Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction, Fluency, Motivation and Engagement, Professional Development, School-Wide Reform, Vocabulary, Writing
Torgesen, J. K., Houston, D. D., Rissman, L. M., Decker, S. M., Roberts, G., Vaughn, S., Wexler, J. Francis, D. J, Rivera, M. O., Lesaux, N. (2007). Academic literacy instruction for adolescents: A guidance document from the Center on Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction.