Supported Literacy for Adolescents: Transforming Teaching and Content Learning for the 21st Century
July 2008, Jossey-Bass
The Education Development Center.
1. A New Vision of Adolescent Literacy.
2. Inside the Supported Literacy Framework.
3. Using the Framework to Teach Content: A Science Unit.
4. Teaching Writing to Understand Text: A Fiction Unit.
5. Meaning Making with Special Education Students.
6. Responding to Adolescent Reading Difficulties.
7. Engaging the Whole School in Supported Literacy.
Appendix A. Lesson Unit for "Understanding Climate Change".
Appendix B. Lesson Unit for "How Far Would You Go to Fit It?"
Appendix C. Reading Assessment: Sample Diagnostic Tests.
Appendix D. A Schoolwide Approach to Reading Difficulties.
Appendix E. Digital and Multimedia Tools for Content Inquiry.
Cynthia Mata Aguilar, M.A., is a senior project director and adolescent literacy specialist at EDC.
Carol J. Bershad, M.S., is an independent consultant in science, literacy, curriculum, and professional development. The book is co-published with Education Development Center (EDC) in Newton, Massachusetts (www.edc.org).
Expert Authors: Authors are noted leaders and conference presenters in adolescent literacy field and are active in national coalitions and networks.
Innovative: Combines reading, writing, and ‘talking’ practices within integrated instructional framework. Adapts well to inclusion courses and includes special intervention strategies for serving students who have reading difficulties.
Respected author support: EDC is one of the largest federally funded education organizations in the country with extensive outreach via periodicals, publications, list serves, and especially via its professional development/training programs. EDC is active is nationwide networks and manages technical assistance training centers for the U.S. Department of Education.