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Mrs. Andolina's Reading Site

  •  Supporting Young Adolescents’

    Literacy Learning



     It is during the middle years of schooling that most students refine their reading preferences, become sophisticated readers of informational text, and lay the groundwork for the lifelong reading habit. They begin to use reading to help answer profound questions about themselves and the world. With good instruction, ample time, and opportunity to read a variety of texts, young adolescents can become successful readers both in and out of school.

    To support young adolescent learners, experiences should include...

    • Ongoing reading instruction across the curriculum
    • Instruction that is appropriate for each individual student
    • Assessment that informs instruction
    • Ample opportunities to read and discuss reading with others

    *International Reading Association and National Middle School Association