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Book News Annotation:

This collection of 16 articles works primarily at the practical level, giving teachers of grades seven through 12 research-based strategies for improving both reading and writing. Contributors examine why so many adolescents are struggling and how educators can nurture resilience and create attractive and effective literacy instruction, including that aimed at English language learners. They show how to organize classroom contexts that promote literacy, from using technology appropriately to engaging adolescent readers in conversations about texts and making time for independent reading. Tips on classroom instruction include advancing fluency and comprehension, improving vocabulary and increasing writing skills, with a dash of social action and literary criticism, and developing school-wide incentives that improve adolescent literacy. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Comprehensive, up to date, and highly practical, this volume discusses factors that affect struggling readers in grades 7-12 and provides research-based strategies for improving their reading and writing skills. Chapters from leading authorities examine why some adolescents have trouble achieving reading proficiency, describe schoolwide policies and programs that support literacy, and suggest age-appropriate classroom practices for promoting reading success. The book shows how literacy skills and strategies can be incorporated into instruction in all areas of the curriculum. Essential topics include assessment; building core competencies, such as fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary; and working with struggling adolescent English language learners.

About the Author

Susan Lenski, EdD, is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University, where she teaches graduate reading and language arts courses. Previously, Dr. Lenski taught school for 20 years, working with children from kindergarten through high school. During her years as a teacher, she was awarded the Nila Banton Smith Award from the International Reading Association (IRA) for integrating reading in content-area classes and was instrumental in leading her school to receive an Exemplary Reading Program Award. Dr. Lenski was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame in 1999, and she served on the IRA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2007. Her research interests focus on strategic reading and writing, adolescent literacy, preparing teacher candidates, and social justice education. She has published more than 65 articles and 14 books.

 

Jill Lewis, EdD, is Professor of Literacy Education at New Jersey City University, where she teaches graduate courses in reading, and reading development courses to underprepared freshmen. Previously she taught high school English and reading in public schools and at a community college. Dr. Lewis is a past member of the IRAs Board of Directors (2004 to 2007), chaired IRAs Government Relations Committee, is an IRA Volunteer Education Consultant for a secondary school literacy project in Macedonia, and volunteered in IRAs Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking project. She served on several state-level task forces, including the New Jersey Task Force on Middle School Literacy, and co-chaired New Jerseys Task Force for Curriculum Framework for Language Arts Literacy. Dr. Lewis was a Princeton University Faculty Fellow for policy studies and directed community leadership programs in New Jersey. The New Jersey Reading Association awarded her its Distinguished Service Award in 2002. She has authored numerous articles on adolescent literacy, professional development, advocacy, and content-area reading, and has published several books.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Susan Lenski and Jill Lewis

I. Understanding Struggling Adolescent Readers

1 What Do We Know about the Adolescent Learner and What Does It Mean for Literacy Instruction?, Jill Lewis and Avivah Dahbany

2. Struggling Adolescent Readers: Problems and Possibilities, Susan Lenski

3. Nurturing Resilience among Adolescent Readers, Alfred W. Tatum and Teresa A. Fisher

4. Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners, Fabiola P. Ehlers-Zavala

II. Organizing Classroom Contexts That Promote Literacy

5 The Role of Technology in Supporting Struggling Readers, Dana Grisham and Thomas DeVere Wolsey

6. Engaging Struggling Adolescent Readers in Conversations about Texts: Instructional Strategies for Successful Experiences, Kathleen Crawford-McKinney and Kattie Hogan

7. Making Time for Independent Reading, Susan Lenski and Erexenia Lanier

III. Implementing Classroom Instruction for Struggling Adolescent Readers

8. Fluency Strategies for Struggling Adolescent Readers, Gay Fawcett and Timothy Rasinski

9. Comprehension Strategies that Make a Difference for Struggling Readers, Micki M. Caskey

10. Vocabulary Strategies for Struggling Readers, Margaret Ann Richek and Becky McTague

11. Classroom Instruction for Struggling Writers, Leif Fearn and Nancy Farnan

12. Teaching from a Critical Literacy Perspective and Encouraging Social Action, Susan Lenski

IV. Developing Schoolwide Contexts to Support Achievement

13 Meaningful Assessment of Struggling Adolescent Readers, Peter Afflerbach

14. Literacy Coaching at the Middle School/High School Levels, Rita Bean

15. Keeping Parents Involved in Their Childrens Education during the Middle and High School Years, Laurie Elish-Piper

16. “But Im Not Going to College!”: Developing Adolescents Literacy for the 21st-Century Workplace, Jill Lewis

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593856762
Author:
Lenski, Susan
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Editor:
Lenski, Susan; Lewis, Jill
Editor:
Lewis, Jill
Author:
Lewis, Jill
Subject:
Reading Skills
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Reading (Secondary)
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Reading (Middle school)
Subject:
Reference-Reading
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Comprehensive, up to date, and highly practical, this volume discusses factors that affect struggling readers in grades 7-12 and provides research-based strategies for improving their reading and writing skills. Chapters from leading authorities examine why some adolescents have trouble achieving reading proficiency, describe schoolwide policies and programs that support literacy, and suggest age-appropriate classroom practices for promoting reading success. The book shows how literacy skills and strategies can be incorporated into instruction in all areas of the curriculum. Essential topics include assessment; building core competencies, such as fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary; and working with struggling adolescent English language learners.

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