ERIC Number: EJ757364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
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Triage for Struggling Adolescent Readers
Diamond, Linda J.
School Administrator, v63 n4 p10 Apr 2006
To improve achievement for struggling readers in particular, secondary schools must design programs and curricula to address students' lack of background knowledge, delayed English language development, and limited success in reading. In this article, the author presents a systems approach that offers intensive care for the most at-risk students and specialized attention for those with moderate literacy needs. The model that the Consortium on Reading Excellence has developed and successfully implemented is an "educational triage," with well-run intensive care units for the most at-risk students, specialized care for those moderately at-risk, and excellent core instruction for capable readers.
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Systems Approach, Language Acquisition, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Prior Learning, Literacy Education, Models, Student Needs, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)