January 02, 2006

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Teen Literacy Across the Curriculum

Today’s teens need stronger literacy skills than ever before, yet high school educators speak urgently about students with low levels of reading and writing proficiency, often lamenting that students can only read at the fourth and fifth grade level.

by Sherri Miles for the Education Alliance at Brown University

Concern over low literacy levels has prompted school districts throughout the region to start literacy initiatives in their high schools. Many schools have asked how they can bring content-based literacy instruction to the classroom in ways that will make a positive difference for their students.