By eighth grade, two-thirds of students are struggling to comprehend grade-level texts. As text books and other reading materials increase in complexity, this shortfall in comprehension can lead to low achievement across all subject areas. In this topic you'll find resources designed to address challenges and improve literacy and comprehension in middle and high school and.

To provide students with the best support in their developing literacy skills, teachers need to provide direct, explicit vocabulary and comprehension strategy instruction that leads to students' independent practice, opportunities for extended text discussion, and monitoring for all students' reading progress, including intensive intervention for struggling students.

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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Adolescent Literacy Planning Template #2

For working with districts on finding ideas for translating research-based recommendations into practical policies and activities that district leaders can implement to facilitate improvements.

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Adolescent Literacy Planning Template #1

For working with schools on a set of options that can be implemented at the school level for improving practice, including scheduling, professional development, policies, and so forth.

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03/26/2014
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Improving Adolescent Literacy: Key Recommendations From the IES Practice Guide

Improving Adolescent Literacy: Key Recommendations From the IES Practice Guide

Dr. Michael Kamil, chair of the IES panel that developed the Practice Guide on Improving Adolescent Literacy, gives an overview of key instructional practices and intervention recommendations.

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03/26/2014
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Visual Diagram: Adolescent Literacy

Visual Diagram: Adolescent Literacy

This diagram serves as a visual overview of four recommended practices based on the Improving Adolescent Literacy Practice Guide. The diagram can be used by presenters or professional developers to...

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03/26/2014
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Adolescent Literacy

Adolescent Literacy

Data from recent national assessments indicate that many middle and high school students are failing to comprehend text at a proficient level. Even high school students with average reading ability...

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03/26/2014
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