Creating Literacy-Rich Schools for Adolescents

  • Title:Creating Literacy-Rich Schools for Adolescents
  • Author:Douglas B. Fisher, Gay Ivey
  • Publication Date:March 2006
  • Grade Level:8-12
  • ISBN:9781416603214
  • Publisher:ASCD

When your school wants to do more to improve the literacy skills of secondary school students, here's a leadership plan that takes your program in a bold, new direction.

Instead of focusing on isolated teaching strategies and textbooks, the authors introduce you to a whole-school program that emphasizes

  • Exposing students in all subjects to literacy-rich experiences
  • Using curriculum materials that draw students into literacy experiences that they find relevant and meaningful
  • Focusing instruction on themes, big ideas, and essential questions that span the subject areas
  • Providing time every day for students to read independently

Discover how teachers in any subject can help their students comprehend informational texts and apply their understanding across the content areas. And explore interventions that support struggling adolescent readers with authentic literary experiences and useful assessments.


Author Bio

Douglas Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and was honored as an exemplary leader by the Conference on English Leadership. He has published numerous articles on improving student achievement.

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