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Improving Adolescent Literacy by Douglas Fisher
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Jun 13, 08

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This is a short accessible book that I highly recommend. The chapters are divided into different types of activities (e.g. anticipatory activities, graphic organizers, taking notes, writing to learn, vocabulary development, read alouds) and have three chapters that discuss reading research and the adolescent learner and high stakes testing. Each chapter also provides ideas on how to incorporate the strategies in classrooms throughout the core disciplines, foreign language classrooms, and electives. The only criticism that I have is that it is not made obvious that the strategies provided for a given discipline could be implemented in other subjects as well. My favorite chapter is on Writing to Learn.
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