Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested: Effective Solutions for Every Classroom

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Sheri R. Parris, Douglas Fisher, Kathy Headley
International Reading Association, Apr 9, 2009 - Education - 272 pages
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With this book, you'll go inside exemplary classrooms to observe adolescent literacy practices in real school environments. You’ll find best practices in key areas such as writing, comprehension, vocabulary, cooperative learning, new literacies, assessment, and the content areas.

Chapters address your challenges by illustrating effective teaching methods for both the general population of middle and secondary students and groups such as struggling readers, English learners, and African American adolescents. You'll also read about a model high school environment and find recommendations for progressive professional development.

Special features for busy teachers include lesson ideas in a quick-read format, questions to extend and apply your thinking, and suggestions for professional development.

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About the author (2009)

Sheri R. Parris teaches English language arts at South Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Douglas Fisher is a professor of language and literacy education at San Diego State University and teaches at Health Sciences High Middle College, both in San Diego, California, USA. Kathy Headley is a professor of reading education and serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, USA.

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