Improving Adolescent Literacy Practice Guide (IES)

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Via US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences What Works Clearinghouse (
A peer-reviewed set of evidence-based recommendations for improving the literacy of adolescents in grades 4-12. Explores quality and quantity of evidence to support each claim.
Recommendations: Explicit vocabulary instruction; direct and explicit comprehension strategy instruction; extended discussion of text meaning/interpretation; increase engagement and motivation in literacy learning. Also highlights need for individualized interventions by trained specialists.