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Review of Research on Adolescent Literacy

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					Adolescents and Literacy: Reading in
         the 21st Century


                 Michael L. Kamil
                 Stanford University
What is Adolescent Literacy?


   Definitions of middle and high
    school

   Review includes 4 - 12


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Questions

   What do we know about reading in
    middle and high school?
   How can we use what we know?
   What do we need to know?



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Other Reviews of Research

   National Reading Panel

   RAND Reading Study Group

   Handbook of Reading Research, II, III
    –   Alvermann & Moore
    –   Alexander & Jetton

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Unpublished Reviews


   Dole, J. & Jetton, T. (Eds.). (In
    Press). Adolescent Literacy
    Research and Practice.
    –   Curtis; Underwood & Pearson; Kim & Kamil


   McCardle, P. & Chahabra, V. (In
    Press). Voice of Evidence.
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Semi-published Reviews


   Snow & Biancarosa. (2003).
    Carnegie Coporation




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Major Findings


   Vocabulary

   Comprehension strategies

   Motivation

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Major Findings (cont’d)

   Computer technology works

   Problems of ELLs are different

   Content reading is developmental


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How Can We Use This Knowledge?



   Infrastructure for delivery

   Sterl Artley (1944)



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Some Cautions


   Middle school / high school divide

   Motivation is critical

   Cognitive skills are essential

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Some Additional Cautions


   Reading is developmental

   Skills are discipline dependent



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What Do We Need To Know?


   We know a great deal, but . . .

   Research is still needed

   Implementations must be evaluated

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                THE END


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