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What Content-Area Teachers Should Know About Adolescent Literacy

National Institute for Literacy

The goal of this report is so help address middle and high school educators’ need for basic information on how to build adolescents’ reading and writing skills. The report is divided into two main sections: the first describes the components of reading proficiency, in order to help teachers better understand why poor readers struggle; the second section introduces four additional areas critical to the attainment of reading proficiency (assessment, writing, motivation, and the needs of diverse learners).

Content Area Teachers
High School, Middle School

The National Institute for Literacy. (2007). What Content-Area Teachers Should Know About Adolescent Literacy. Washington, DC: The National Institute for Literacy, The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Vocational and Adult Education.