With this book, you'll go inside exemplary classrooms to observe adolescent literacy practices in real school environments. You’ll find best practices in key areas such as writing, comprehension, vocabulary, cooperative learning, new literacies, assessment, and the content areas.
Chapters address your challenges by illustrating effective teaching methods for both the general population of middle and secondary students and groups such as struggling readers, English learners, and African American adolescents. You'll also read about a model high school environment and find recommendations for progressive professional development.
Special features for busy teachers include lesson ideas in a quick-read format, questions to extend and apply your thinking, and suggestions for professional development.