Adolescent Literacy : Strategies for Content Comprehension in Inclusive Classrooms

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-15
  • Publisher: Paul H Brookes Pub Co
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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 remember and retrieve important information ¿ graphic organizers that highlight key information and clarify abstract concepts ¿ The Embedded Story Structure Routine, which teaches self-questioning, story structure analysis, and summary writing Teachers will get complete overviews of each strategy and how-to guidance based on recommended practice. 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.

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