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The Adolescent Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 8: Support Special Needs Students

Guideline: Integrating instructional strategies for special needs students plays an important part in improving the literacy of adolescent special needs students. Possessing an awareness of literacy instruction with special needs students enables middle and high school teachers to enhance instructional strategies for these students.



According to its website, "Bookshare's goal is to make the world of print accessible to people with disabilities." Bookshare membership is currently free to U.S. schools and individual students with qualifying individualized education programs (IEPs) through an award by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).


Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

This Center on Instruction guidance document is aimed at state-level policy makers as they work to improve adolescent literacy.


Adolescent Literacy and Older Students with Learning Disabilities

This report from the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities explores adolescent literacy issues for older students with disabilities.


Adolescent Literacy: What's Technology Got to Do With It?

This link to the LD Online website provides an article from the National Center for Technology Innovation discussing how technology can support the development of adolescent literacy among students with learning disabilities.


Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers

This link to the former Center on Instruction website provides resources designed to guide the delivery of instruction for adolescent struggling readers. It is also intended to enhance technical assistance providers' knowledge and their work with state departments of education and districts.


Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices

This link is to a What Works Clearinghouse practices guide addressing adolescent literacy. The guide evaluates the strength of the research on actions teachers and literacy specialists can take to improve adolescent literacy. 


Interventions for Adolescent Struggling Readers: A Meta-Analysis with Implications for Practice

This Center on Instruction document provides educators research-based guidance for intervening with struggling adolescent readers.


Language and Reading Interventions for English Language Learners and English Language Learners with Disabilities

This link is to a Center on Instruction document addressing language and reading interventions for English language learners (ELLs) and ELL students with disabilities.


Learning Disabilities

This website provides a list of resources targeted towards students with learning disabilities.


Synopsis of Improving Comprehension of Expository Text in Students with Learning Disabilities: A Research Synthesis

This link is to a Center on Instruction research synthesis of 29 studies addressing instructional approaches for enhancing reading comprehension in upper elementary, middle, and high school students with learning disabilities.


Synopsis of Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools

This link is to a Center on Instruction synopsis of Writing Next strategies.