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Adolescent Literacy: Overview

Young people do more reading and writing today — on paper and online — than ever before. Their literacy development is just as important, and requires just as much attention, as that of beginning readers.

IRA offers extensive resources for those who work with adolescent learners — whether they struggle with reading or are achieving at or above grade level. Follow the links below to find more information, or use advanced search and select “Early adolescence” or “Adolescence” under the Learner heading to identify resources on specific topics.

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Find high quality, peer-reviewed lesson plans in reading and language arts at, a joint project of IRA and the National Council of Teachers of English, supported by the Verizon Foundation.

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