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Adams, Marilyn Jager – American Educator, 2011
The language of today's twelfth-grade English texts is simpler than that of seventh-grade texts published prior to 1963. No wonder students' reading comprehension has declined sharply. The author claims that literacy level of secondary students is languishing because the kids are not reading what they need to be reading. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development
Ravitch, Diane; Adams, Marilyn Jager; Neil, Nancy Rae; Hirsch, E. D., Jr.; Blevins, Wiley; Rath, Linda K. – American Educator, 2001
Presents several tributes to Jeanne Chall, long-time educator and director of the Reading Laboratory at Harvard University. The tributes focus on Chall's historic contribution to the field of reading research; her beliefs about the ability of all children to read; her written works; her abilities as a teacher and as a mentor; and her ability to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
Adams, Marilyn Jager; Foorman, Barbara R.; Lundberg, Ingvar; Beeler, Terri – American Educator, 1998
The 51 lessons in the full curriculum show how children can be brought step-by-step to understand the architecture of their language through phonemic awareness and how this understanding prepares them for reading and writing. Activities, some of which are presented, are developed for kindergarten but can be used in first grade or special…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Phonemic Awareness