ERIC Number: ED444142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
A Guidebook for Adolescent Reading...In the Hope That All Students Will Be Lovers of Reading and All Teachers Will Design Instruction To Promote This Love!
Quate, Stevi, Ed.
Based on the belief that learning to read is an ongoing process that continues into the upper grades, this guidebook is intended as a "starter kit" to help teachers, literacy specialists, and administrators design strong literacy programs that span the secondary grades. The guidebook maintains that as learners encounter unfamiliar and complex text, they need instructional support from teachers in all disciplines to gain the skills necessary to tackle these challenges. The guidebook seeks to answer these questions: What does the proficient adolescent reader look like? What are the best practices in the teaching of reading? What professional development will provide teachers the support they need to work wisely with the adolescent reader? What professional development do teachers need to build strong reading instructional programs for all students? What is available to assess the reading performance of adolescent readers? What resources will help a school develop a quality reading program? Following an introduction, the guidebook contains 8 sections: (1) Position Statement on Adolescent Literacy; (2) Portrait of an Adolescent Reader; (3) Best Practices; (4) Comprehension Strategies; (5) Assessing the Adolescent Reader (including An Assessment System, Classroom Reading Assessments, A Few Reading Inventories, Matrix of Published Reading Tests, and Sample of NWREL's Traits of a Reader); (6) Quality Programs; (7) Professional Development; and (8) Resources on Adolescent Reading (including references to 69 books and journal articles, a list of 8 professional journals for literacy educators, and 8 Web sites of interest). (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.
Note: Prepared by ELA Leaders' Task Force.