Adolescent Literacy

Explore resources designed to improve literacy instruction in middle and high school.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices.

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Reciprocal Teaching in High School

Adolescent Literacy > Comprehension Strategies > See How It Works

Teacher Suzanne Herko describes how she teaches her Humanities students about the strategies and structures of Reciprocal Teaching. Watch students discuss literature in small groups while playing...

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I Do, We Do, You Do: Scaffolding Reading Comprehension in Social Studies

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Sixth-grade teacher Megan Montgomery scaffolds reading comprehension for her students using a spoke diagram graphic organizer of the social studies text. View the sample material, Classroom "Do...

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A Schoolwide Vocabulary Approach

Adolescent Literacy > Vocabulary Instruction > See How It Works

Listen to principal Caroline Bloxom describe a schoolwide vocabulary program used across content areas and the importance of teaming to its success. Download the sample material, Content Area...

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Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

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Jill MacKay describes the explicit vocabulary strategies she uses in an intensive, supplemental reading class for English learners. Watch how she uses modeling, visual aids, and multiple exposures...

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Greek Myths: Understanding Word Roots and Meanings

Adolescent Literacy > Vocabulary Instruction > See How It Works

See how a seventh-grade teacher, Carlton Cartwright, uses daily unit lessons, informal methods, and multiple exposures to teach word meaning. View the related sample material, Greek Myths:...

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Building Vocabulary in Middle School Math Class

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In this video, math teacher Maureen Ferry talks about how she uses vocabulary games and journals to help students develop an understanding of new words. View the related sample material, Middle...

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Assessments

Adolescent Literacy > Intensive Intervention > See How It Works

This table lists assessments used by Dr. Don Deshler and his colleagues to evaluate the progress of students in their programs for reading interventions for older adolescents. The assessments are...

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Sample Material

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Planning for Student Success

Adolescent Literacy > Intensive Intervention > See How It Works

Pocomoke Middle School uses a collaborative assessment approach to ensure high-quality, schoolwide literacy instruction, team monitoring of student progress, and ongoing data sharing among teaching...

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ACCESS Class Weekly Record and Program Overview

Adolescent Literacy > Intensive Intervention > See How It Works

A school teacher uses this template designed by Jim Burke to help students who struggle with reading get organized, motivated, and set weekly academic goals. Learn more about her approach in the...

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Analyzing Speeches: Homework Assignments and Note-Taking Templates

Adolescent Literacy > Text Discussion > See How It Works

These materials assignments from teacher Jim Burke's high school English class include assignments using Obama's keynote address assignment, a speech assignment on Cesar Chavez's speech,...

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"Four R" Note-Taking Template

Adolescent Literacy > Text Discussion > See How It Works

English teacher Jim Burke created this template to help students take notes as they read a text. Related Media and Files: Building Academic Literacy Through Text Discussion...

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Social Studies Pair-Sharing and Discussion Guidelines

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This PowerPoint outlines a seventh-grade social studies lesson that scaffolds text discussion strategies to help students develop an understanding of the experiences of Chernobyl survivors. The...

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