Part 1: Adolescent Literacy: Challenges and Changes For Increasing Engagement and Achievement

Tags: Secondary, Literacy Lives

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In Part One of a Two-Part series, Laura explores research and recommendations for increasing the literacy lives of secondary students with Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm, professor, researcher, and author.

Expert Guest

Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm

Jeffrey-Wilhelm-Adolescent-LiteracyA classroom teacher for fifteen years, Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm is currently Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University. He is the founding director of the Maine Writing Project and the Boise State Writing Project. Dr. Wilhelm works in local schools as part of a Virtual Professional Development Site Network sponsored by the Boise State Writing Project and regularly teaches middle and high school students.  He has authored 37 texts about literacy teaching and learning.

Resources

Selected Publications: 

Reading Don't Fix No Chevys: Literacy in the Lives of Young Men (with co-author Michael Smith) Russell Award for Distinguished Research

Going with the Flow: How to Engage Boys (and Girls) in Their Literacy Learning (with co-author Michael Smith)  

"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents NCTE Promising Research Award

Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want and Why We Should Let Them (with co-authors Michael Smith and Sharon Fransen) Russell Award for Distinguished Research

Upcoming Publications (June 2019):

EMPOWERed Inquiry: Must-Make Moves for Transformative Planning, Teaching — and Learning, Grades 2-5

EMPOWERed Inquiry: Must-Make Moves for Transformative Planning, Teaching — and Learning, Grades 6-12