It's Never Too Late: Leading Adolescents to Lifelong Literacy

It's Never Too Late: Leading Adolescents to Lifelong Literacy

by Janet Allen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0435088394

ISBN-13: 9780435088392

Pub. Date: 03/20/1995

Publisher: Heinemann

It's Never Too Late is a research chronicle that offers not only proven methods but also inspiration. Anyone working with "at risk" students - those for whom school has not been a place of success - will find here a reflection of their own experiences, plus thoughtful and creative strategies for making those experiences positive ones.

When Janet Allen, a

Overview

It's Never Too Late is a research chronicle that offers not only proven methods but also inspiration. Anyone working with "at risk" students - those for whom school has not been a place of success - will find here a reflection of their own experiences, plus thoughtful and creative strategies for making those experiences positive ones.

When Janet Allen, a respected lecturer, researcher, and award-winning teacher, began teaching in 1972, she was wholly unprepared for the challenges she encountered: motivating the unmotivated, developing a curriculum with no models to draw from, building an environment that supported strategic learning, finding creative resources with limited means, and dealing with reluctant, even rebellious students. More daunting, perhaps, was the challenge of constantly rekindling her own fervor for teaching. But she persevered and found ways to break through those obstacles.

It's Never Too Late is at once a story and a "how to" book. Readers will find absorbing case studies, photographs, quotes from educators, surveys, activities, and step by-step strategies for teaching reading and writing to the most reluctant middle and secondary school students. Most important, they will find affirmation for the powerful role they play as teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435088392
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
03/20/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The View in the Rearview Mirror

New Understanding - Same Challenges

Creating a Literate Environment

Meeting the Students Where They Are

Voices Within and Without

The World Is Our Textbook

Supporting Real Choices

Going Around the Edges

"It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times . . ."

"That One Wonder of a Child . . ."

Living a Meaningful Life

Appendixes:

A. Research Methodology

B. Surveys

C. Assessment: Samples of Assessment/Evaluation Prompts

D. Students as Researchers: Student-Generated Reading Interview Survey

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