Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act:
Using Student Engagement
to Improve Adolescent Literacy
Quick Key 10 Action Guide
Reading and writing touch practically every aspect of our lives. Yet so many middle school and high school students struggle with reading and writing skills. However, educators who implement the elements of student engagement find that students who are motivated to learn can succeed even in less-than-optimal environments. Efforts must be made to engage adolescent learners to make literacy instruction effective across the curriculum.
This Quick Key 10 Action Guide provides educators and policymakers with action options to improve adolescent literacy skills using the elements of student engagement in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. The guide explains how student engagement is linked to achievement, offers practical examples and resources, and presents ideas for schools, districts, and states.
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