Literacy Strategies for Secondary Ed
Posted by on July 8, 2005
[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]
MAKING ROOM FOR LITERACY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
According to WestEd, more than ever, high school students need an understanding of how to read critically and fluently, translating the meaning and purpose of text. When students reach middle and high school, the demands on their reading abilities undergo a significant shift — from primarily narrative texts to complex expository material. So how can we explain why so many students cannot crack the nonfiction code? Why do their interest and skills in reading decline precisely when the demands of literacy begin to soar? One solution is to integrate literacy throughout the curriculum and culture of schools by dramatically changing the way educators think about reading instruction.
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