Struggling Adolescent Readers: A Collection of Teaching Strategies

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David W. Moore, Donna E. Alvermann, Kathleen A. Hinchman
International Reading Association, 2000 - Education - 336 pages
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Recognizing that productively engaging low-achieving adolescents in print-rich classrooms is complicated, this book presents 40 articles that focus specifically on teaching struggling readers in middle school and high school classrooms. The articles in the book are drawn primarily from the "Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy." The book is divided into six sections: Working with Struggling Adolescent Readers, Acknowledging Cultural Ties, Supporting Classroom Reading, Supporting Classroom Writing and Inquiry, Varying Texts To Meet Students' Interests and Needs, and Connecting In-School and Out-of-School Reading. Articles in the book are: "A Case Study of Middle School Reading Disability" (Darrell Morris, Criss Ervin, and Kim Conrad); "Reading Rescue: Intervention for a Student 'At Promise'" (Nancy G. Lee, Judith C. Neal); "Reflections on Teaching Struggling Middle School Readers" (Gay Ivey); "Developing Academic Confidence To Build Literacy: What Teachers Can Do" (Carolyn Colvin and Linda Kramer Schlosser); "Hiding Out in Secondary Classrooms: Coping Strategies of Unsuccessful Readers" (William G. Brozo); "Developing Parent Partnerships in Secondary Literacy Learning" (Trevor H. Cairney); "A Walk through Gracie's Garden: Literacy and Cultural Explorations in a Mexican American Junior High School" (William G. Brozo, Paul Cantu Valerio, and Minerva M. Salazar); "Literature-Based Cognitive Strategy Instruction for Middle School Latina/o Students" (Robert T. Jimenez and Arturo Gamez); "Children's Informational Picture Books Visit a Secondary ESL Classroom" (Nancy L. Hadaway and Jane Mundy); "Exploring Ethnic-Specific Literature: A Unity of Parents, Families, and Educators" (Nancy Hansen-Krening and Donald T. Mizokawa); "Vocabulary Learning with the Verbal-Visual Word Association Strategy in a Native American Community" (Gary Hopkins and Thomas W. Bean); "Recycled Words: Holistic Instruction for LEP Students" (Mary E. Blake, Patricia L. Majors); "Rock 'n' Roll and.

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Professor of Education Arizona State University Dr. David Moore taught high school social students and reading in Arizona public schools before entering college teaching. He currently teaches secondary school teacher preparation courses in adolescent literacy. He co-chaired the International Reading Association's Commission on Adolescent Literacy and is actively involved with several professional associations. His twenty-five year publication record balances research reports, professional articles, book chapters, and books. Noteworthy publications include the International Reading Association position statement on adolescent literacy and the Handbook of the Reading Research chapter on secondary school reading. Recent books include Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading (2nd ed.) and Principled Practices for Adolescent Literacy.

Alvermann is Distinguished Research Professor of Reading Education at the University of Georgia.

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, EdD, is Associate Professor in Syracuse University's Reading and Language Arts Center, where Kathleen A. Hinchman, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair.

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