ERIC Number: ED441223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Struggling Adolescent Readers: A Collection of Teaching Strategies.
Moore, David W., Ed.; Alvermann, Donna E., Ed.; Hinchman, Kathleen A., Ed.
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
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Case Studies, Childrens Literature, High Risk Students, High Schools, Low Achievement, Metacognition, Middle Schools, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.