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Volume 2, Issue 3 (Summer 2008)

Adolescents Can Respond to Intervention Too: Programs That Have Promise for Teaching Basic Reading Skills to Middle and High School Students

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Abstract: Adolescents who have not acquired fundamental reading skills are clearly at a disadvantage for obtaining advanced skills during secondary school and taking advantage of career and personal opportunities throughout adulthood. While many secondary educators may refer adolescents to the school psychologist for an evaluation on issues related to reading, teaching basic reading skills to older students is not common. There is even limited research that has explored the effectiveness of programs and methods designed to teach fundamental reading skills to middle and high school pupils. However, there are some programs that have been explored through research investigations that have been proven to be effective on reading achievement of older students. The purpose of this article is to present several basic reading programs and methods that have been successful for helping middle and high school students acquire and master reading skills. A discussion about challenges and solutions t

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