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Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature

by Deborah Appleman

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Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature

Grades 9 – 12
Type Book
Pages 117
Published January 2011
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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In Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of Reading: Lessons for Teachers of Literature, Deborah Appleman dismantles the traditional divide between secondary teachers of literature and teachers of reading and offers a variety of practical ways to teach reading within the context of literature classrooms.

As part of NCTE’s Principles in Practice imprint, the book draws on research-based understandings emerging from Adolescent Literacy: An NCTE Policy Research Brief, woven together with practical lessons that will enrich the reading experiences of all students.

Using real-world examples from diverse secondary classrooms, Appleman helps literature teachers find answers to the questions they have about teaching reading:

  • How can I help students negotiate the complex texts that they will encounter both in and out of the classroom?
  • What are the best ways to engage whole classes in a variety of texts: both literary and nonliterary?
  • What does it mean to be a struggling reader and how can I support these students?
  • How can I inspire and motivate the male readers in my classes?

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