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The Challenge of Adolescent Literacy
The challenge of adolescent literacy

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.

Louise J. Kaplan
What Is the Challenge?

No one, we believe, will argue with the fact that teaching adolescents today is a challenge. A walk through the halls of a typical high school of today provides an eye-opening exploration into the world of adolescent literacy in the 21st century.

Elliot transferred from a large urban district in the city. He likes drafting class, but does not do well in other classes and feels school has little to offer him. He does not read well, is far behind in academic credits, and is often introverted and depressed. Most of his grades are Ds and Fs.

Molly loves the fun parts of school, most of ...

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