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Enhancing Literacy Proficiency with Adolescents and Young Adults

Ehren, B.J., Lenz, B.K., & Deshler, D.D. (2004). Enhancing literacy proficiency with adolescents and young adults. In C.A. Stone, E.R. Silliman, B.J. Ehren, & K. Apel (Eds.),Handbook of language and literacy development and disorders (pp. 681-701). New York: Guilford Press.

Topic: Content Literacy Continuum
Subcategory: Big Picture
Summary: This chapter describes the dire consequences of low literacy levels in our society and lack of attention to literacy instruction for adolescents, then suggests key principles to help dispel prevailing myths related to literacy and older students. The chapter incorporates many aspects of the Strategic Instruction Model and Content Literacy Continuum.


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