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Reading & Writing & Teens: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Literacy

by Cathy Fleischer, Ph.D.

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Reading & Writing & Teens: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Literacy

Grades 6 – 12
Type Book
Published September 2010
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



In Reading and Writing and Teens: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Literacy, Cathy Fleischer, an English professor and mother of teenagers, helps navigate through the sometimes overwhelming messages you hear about adolescents and literacy. In clear and compelling language, she explains what current research tells us about reading, writing, technology, and standards and testingóand gives specific suggestions for what you can do to help your son or daughter succeed, both in school and outside the classroom.

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Fleischer, Cathy.†† Reading & Writing & Teens: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Literacy.† Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2010.


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