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This guide presents strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students. The recommendations aim to help students gain more from their reading tasks, improve their motivation for and engagement in the learning process, and assist struggling readers who may need intensive and individualized attention.
Provide explicit vocabulary instruction.
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Provide direct and explicit comprehension strategy instruction.
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Provide opportunities for extended discussion of text meaning and interpretation.
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Increase student motivation and engagement in literacy learning.
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Make available intensive and individualized interventions for struggling readers that can be provided by trained specialists.
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  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Researchers
  • School Specialist
  • Teacher

This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

  • Michael L. Kamil (Chair)
    Stanford University
  • Geoffrey D. Borman
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Janice Dole
    University of Utah
  • Cathleen C. Kral
    Boston Public Schools
  • Terry Salinger
    American Institutes for Research
  • Joseph Torgesen
    Florida State University

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