Adolescent Literacy: Strategies for Content Comprehension in Inclusive Classrooms

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Richard T Boon, Vicky G Spencer

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Adolescent Literacy
    For adolescents, struggles with comprehension are a major obstacle to mastering academic content areas. Help resolve comprehension difficulties with this practical text, developed for use with students in Grades 6-12 with and without disabilities.

208 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
2013
ISBN: 9781598572209

For adolescents with reading disabilities, struggles with comprehension are a major obstacle to mastering academic content areas. Help resolve comprehension difficulties with this practical text, developed for use with students in Grades 6-12 with and without disabilities.

An ideal supplementary text for preservice special and general educators-and a great resource for inservice teachers looking for new comprehension strategies-this book is the key to understanding what's behind comprehension struggles and which strategies make a real difference for adolescent readers. Teachers will discover how to improve students' reading comprehension across content areas with specific, evidence-based strategies such as

  • mnemonics that help students remember and retrieve important information
  • graphic organisers that highlight key information and clarify abstract concepts
  • peer-mediated strategies that provide more opportunities for direct instruction and repeated practice
  • motivational and self-efficacy strategies that encourage deep, focused, and engaged reading
  • The Embedded Story Structure Routine, which teaches self-questioning, story structure analysis, and summary writing
  • Collaborative Strategic Reading in student-led cooperative learning groups
  • technology-based applications such as adapted digital texts, open-source textbooks, educational software, and virtual field trips
  • multicomponent interventions such as reciprocal teaching and the SQ3R approach

To help teachers implement these highly effective comprehension strategies across a wide range of content areas, they'll get complete overviews of each strategy and how-to guidance based on recommended practice. They'll also get charts, graphic organisers, mnemonic strategies, and sample lesson plans they can use in their own classrooms.

With the proven, research-based strategies in this textbook, educators will be fully prepared to improve adolescents' comprehension skills and ensure that all students are confident, motivated readers.