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Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy

Alliance for Excellent Education

Millions of today’s adolescents lack the reading skills demanded by today’s world. The impending crisis — how will millions of under-literate young people participate economically and socially? — requires an immediate response. This report outlines 15 key elements of effective adolescent literacy programs, and recommends that schools use a mix of these elements, tailoring the combinations to the needs of individual students.

Research and Reports
Content Area Teachers, ELA Teachers, ELL Teachers, Reading Instructors/Literacy Coaches, Researchers/PolicyMakers, School Leaders
High School, Middle School

Biancarosa, C., & Snow, C. E. (2004). Reading Next — A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy: A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York (2nd ed). Washington, D.C.: Alliance for Excellent Education.