Mission Possible: A Literacy Support System for Adolescent Readers in the Content Areas

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  • Dr. Gail Slye Drury University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.65

Keywords:

literacy support system, adolescent readers, content areas

Abstract

The task appeared to be one that even highly trained secret agents would deem daunting. A middle school principal had requested assistance from a faculty member of a university education department to participate in a form of scholastic subterfuge. The concern expressed by the building site administrator revolved around an intense level of reluctance by the content area teachers to directly address reading challenges exhibited by their early adolescent or transeunt population. Therefore, the principal suggested using the middle school classrooms as a type of academic laboratory thereby allowing preservice teachers an opportunity to explore the effectiveness of various literacy-based strategies on early adolescents in the seventh and eighth grade enrolled in curricular-based courses.

Author Biography

  • Dr. Gail Slye, Drury University

    Dr. Gail Slye ([email protected]) is an Associate Professor with the School of Education and Child Development at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Prior to joining Drury University, she spent 18 years teaching regular and special education students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. 

Mission Possible: A Literacy Support System for Adolescent Readers

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10/30/2011

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Research and Practitioner Articles

How to Cite

Slye, G. (2011). Mission Possible: A Literacy Support System for Adolescent Readers in the Content Areas . Georgia Journal of Literacy, 34(1), 16-19. https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.65

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