Areas of Expertise


Adolescent Literacy
Essential Components of a Successful Program

Designing an effective reading program involves defining what one means by the word literacy and developing a conceptual framework based on that definition. Another important step in designing a reading program concerns identifying the strategies that good readers use to understand the text and designing instructional strategies based on these reading strategies.

A Conceptual Model of Adolescent Literacy
Carnahan and Cobb (2004) present a data-driven model for adolescent literacy.

Defining Reading Instruction for Adolescents
This brief synopsis provides research-based modules of instruction.

Classroom Observation Tools
Observation and reflection tools to assist literacy coaches in their work with secondary content-area teachers.


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