Some teens need special instruction to comprehend basic ideas in print. Others need extensive opportunities with comfortable materials so they learn…

Some teens need special instruction to comprehend basic ideas in print. Others need extensive opportunities with comfortable materials so they learn to read smoothly and easily. And almost all students need to be supported as they learn unfamiliar vocabulary, manage new reading and writing styles, extend positive attitudes toward literacy, and independently apply complex learning strategies to print. Why isnt appropriate literacy instruction already being provided to adolescents?