Truths about Adolescent Literacy
- Adolescence is not too late to intervene. Interventions do benefit older students.
- Older students with reading difficulties benefit from interventions focused at both the word and text level.
- Older students with reading difficulties benefit from improved knowledge of word meanings and concepts.
- Word-study interventions are appropriate for older students struggling at the word level.
- Teachers can provide interventions that are associated with positive effects.
- Teaching comprehension strategies to older students with reading difficulties is beneficial.
- Older readers’ average gains in reading comprehension are somewhat smaller than those in other reading and reading-related areas studied.
- Older students with learning disabilities (LD) benefit from reading intervention when it is appropriately focused.
Scammacca et al., 2007