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Best Practices and Resources for Middle School Literacy Instruction
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Adolescent Literacy | Alliance for Excellent Education

Adolescent Literacy | Alliance for Excellent Education | Middle School Literacy | Scoop.it

American youth need strong reading and writing skills to succeed in school, work, and in life. Most students are able to "decode" or sound out words on a page, but far too many then fail to master critical reading and writing skills that include the ability to comprehend the meaning of what they read, understand the use of increasingly complex vocabulary, or to write for various purposes. Yet these are skills they desperately need if they are to succeed in college or work after high school.

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Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices: What Works Clearinghouse

This guide presents strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students. The recommendations aim to help students gain more from their reading tasks, improve their motivation for and engagement in the learning process, and assist struggling readers who may need intensive and individualized attention.

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Teachers' Domain: Inspiring Middle School Literacy

These self-paced classroom lessons are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note-taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science or history topic.

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Dangerous Books for Boys? The Literacy Debate | | Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs

Dangerous Books for Boys? The Literacy Debate | | Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs | Middle School Literacy | Scoop.it

. . . rather than fill their time with training days and courses on how to make reading ‘child-friendly’, give teachers the confidence and freedom to read books with their pupils. Literacy is unlikely to ever be much fun – it is if you like, one of education’s ‘necessary evils’. Literature, however, can be fun and a million other things too.

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Enhancing Comprehension: Reading Skills in Middle School | Scholastic.com

Encourage progress in your ever more sophisticated and independent reader.


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Learning Point Associates: Adolescent Literacy

Learning Point Associates: Adolescent Literacy | Middle School Literacy | Scoop.it

Adolescent literacy has, for many years, been a forgotten area as educators have focused their attention on early literacy, in particular, Grades K–3. However, in the last few years adolescent literacy has gained more attention as policy makers and educators realize that literacy is a critical issue even as students transition into the middle and high school settings.

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All About Adolescent Literacy | AdLit.org

All About Adolescent Literacy | AdLit.org | Middle School Literacy | Scoop.it
AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
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Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing

Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing | Middle School Literacy | Scoop.it

Summarizing and synthesizing are both strategies used in reading and research. They are important skills, as they help learners make sense of what they reading.

Though they are both used as reading comprehension and research strategies, it is important to recognize that summarizing and synthesizing are different activities. Each has a different purpose, process and end result.

These are the main differences between them:


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