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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Mark It Up! Scaffolding Text Discussion

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Kelly O'Brien scaffolds text discussion by modeling strategies for thinking about text, helps students make connections, and provides guidelines for organizing reading for meaning. View the related...

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Literature Circles in High School

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Ninth-grade Humanities teacher Rebecca Wieder describes how she facilitates literature circle discussions. Wieder's students discuss a novel in groups where each plays a role: summarizer,...

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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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Greek Myths: Understanding Word Roots and Meanings

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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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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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A Schoolwide Vocabulary Approach

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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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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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Mark It Up! Questioning and Making Connections

Adolescent Literacy > Text Discussion > See How It Works

The Mark It Up! strategy is used by eighth-grade language arts teacher Kelly O'Brian to scaffold small group text discussions. The teacher's lesson plan, text discussion, Mark It Up! guidelines,...

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Reflective Science Reading Logs and Evaluation Rubric

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Science teacher Heather Howlett uses reading logs to support student questioning and text discussion. The evaluation rubric is used to assist students with self-evaluation of their progress and...

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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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"Four R" Note-Taking Template

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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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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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