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Adolescent Literacy
An examination of adolescent literacy which includes a literature review.
# 96400 | 3,646 words | 14 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 07, 2007 in Education (Reading) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper explores various factors that affect adolescent literacy. The author examines the impact of technology on adolescent literacy and the amount of research dedicated to the topic. The author further argues that research into the acquisition of literacy skills tends to focus on younger children, not teens. Statistics are cited that show low-teen literacy and competency. The author concludes with suggestions for strengthening adolescent literacy in the US.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Donna E. Alvermannn, Kathleen A. Hinchman, David W. Moore, Stephen F. Phelps, Diane R. Waff (Editors) Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2nd edition (March 28, 2006)
  • Grisham D. Technology and Media Literacy: What Do Teachers Need to Know?, Retrieved from
  • Donna E. Alvermannn (2001) Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents, Retreived from
  • Kerbow, D. Excerpted from a videotaped interview with David Kerbow (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1999).
  • Image, Language, and Sound: Making Meaning with Popular Culture Texts, Donna E. Alvermannn, Margaret C. Hagood, Kevin B. Williams)

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