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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Adolescent Literacy

Adolescent Literacy > Overview & Tools

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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Interventions for Struggling Readers

Adolescent Literacy > Intensive Intervention > Overview & Tools

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about using assessments to select interventions, the role of reading specialists and content teachers, and the types of instruction required to meet student...

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Talking About Text: Discussion-Based Approaches to Reading Instruction

Adolescent Literacy > Text Discussion > Overview & Tools

View this multimedia overview to learn how providing adolescents with opportunities to discuss text can improve comprehension and engagement, both key features of reading achievement. Related...

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Effective Strategies That Boost Reading Comprehension

Adolescent Literacy > Comprehension Strategies > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview highlights key research findings and specific practice implications for comprehension strategy instruction. Related Files: Transcript

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Providing Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Adolescent Literacy > Vocabulary Instruction > Overview & Tools

Use this multimedia overview to understand the importance of providing explicit vocabulary instruction focused on words key to understanding content in both reading and subject area classrooms....

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Engaging Adolescents in Discussions About Text

Adolescent Literacy > Text Discussion > Learn What Works

Dr. Janice Dole gives an overview of the recommendation to provide opportunities for extended discussion of text meaning and interpretation.

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Designing Tiered Interventions

Adolescent Literacy > Intensive Intervention > Learn What Works

Listen to Dr. Deshler explain why some adolescents struggle with reading and the need for reliable student assessments and qualified specialists to provide intensive and individualized...

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Expert Interview

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Improving Comprehension Through Text Discussion: What Does the Research Say?

Adolescent Literacy > Text Discussion > Learn What Works

Dr. Michael Kamil describs the results of a meta-analysis that reviewed 42 studies examining the effects of text discussion on reading comprehension.

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Improving Adolescent Literacy: Key Recommendations From the IES Practice Guide

Adolescent Literacy > Overview & Tools

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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A Classroom Scenario

Adolescent Literacy > Vocabulary Instruction > Learn What Works

In this interview Dr. Curtis describes what good vocabulary instruction would look like in a classroom. She addresses the need for explicit instruction and multiple practice opportunities in a...

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Expert Interview

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Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers

Adolescent Literacy > Comprehension Strategies > Learn What Works

Dr. Don Deshler describes the characteristics of research-based, explicit, comprehension strategy instruction, including modeling, scaffolding, and opportunities for practice in a variety of...

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Explicit Vocabulary-Teaching Strategies

Adolescent Literacy > Vocabulary Instruction > Learn What Works

Dr. Curtis describes explicit vocabulary instruction and provides classroom examples, talks about key strategies students can learn to make them independent vocabulary learners, and explains why it...

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