ERIC Number: EJ1004900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Combating the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy: Exploring Literacy in the Secondary Classroom
Wendt, Jillian L.
American Secondary Education, v41 n2 p38-48 Spr 2013
Although literacy has become a multi-faceted aspect of education essential to students' future success, studies have found that many secondary students lack basic literacy skills. In the past, much of the blame for adolescents' literacy problems has been placed on elementary teachers, but recent research suggests that secondary teachers must share in the responsibility for teaching literacy. This paper explores the various characteristics and modalities of literacy and reviews current literature in the field including the Common Core State Standards initiative. Most importantly, this paper provides suggestions for integrating literacy learning in the general curriculum at the secondary level with particular attention to content area literacy and technology integration.
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Technology, Literacy, Technology Integration, Content Area Reading, Elementary School Teachers, Academic Standards, Secondary School Teachers, Integrated Curriculum, Adolescents, Reading Fluency, Technology Uses in Education, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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