Process Of Teaching Reading In Middle And High Schools – An Approach Of Programs That Work

Zamira Mërkuri


The ability to read, write, speak, listen, and think effectively - enables adolescents to learn and to communicate clearly in and out of school.Adolescents need to have strong reading skills so that they can understand academiccontent, communicate in a credible way, participate in cultural communities,and negotiate the world. The standards movement asserts that all students shouldunderstand content at deeper, more complex levels than have been advocatedpreviously. A variety of teaching andlearning strategies have been shown to be effective in assisting adolescent learnersto develop their capacity as readers. Nevertheless, according to thispaper, there is an “ever-deepening crisis in adolescent reading.” (Department of Education, “EqremÇabej” University of Gjirokastra 2004). The paper considershow effective content-based reading instruction can be brought to life in theclassroom in ways that will make a positive difference for learners.


Reading Instructions, Struggling Readers, School-Wide Effort, Comprehensive Reading Approach, Effective Literacy Instruction.

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