ERIC Number: ED522013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Which Literacy Interventions Work for Adolescents that Continue to Struggle with Reading in High School and How Will They be Provided?
Williams, Debra L.
This is a literature review of studies and articles surrounding the issue of literacy strategies for adolescents in high school who continue to struggle with reading. It is also a review of research about where literacy interventions should take place and what obstacles may keep the strategies from either being effective or serving the best purpose of the learner. Finding enough studies that specifically analyze strategies that work best for adolescents in high school was problematic in that most studies have targeted middle school level students. Those studies that have targeted high school students often also included middle school students. Studies have concluded that: (a) Students require literacy intervention strategies throughout high school, (b) Continued years of reading struggles are a factor in student motivation to keep reading, (c) Literacy interventions work best when they are taught in the core subjects where students read to learn increasingly difficult content-driven text, (d) Core subject teachers tend to teach alternative modes of viewing core material rather than targeting literacy, and (e) Schools need to make literacy instruction a higher priority in core subjects by providing professional development opportunities for content teachers to learn how to teach literacy and supporting the need for class time dedicated to implementing strategies.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A