A case study of a high school English-language learner and his reading

Cohen, James
October 2007
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Oct2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p164
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 12th-grade English-language learner in the U.S. and his efforts to become an effective reader in English. The author worked with "Mario" during a summer literacy program. He presents a review of available literature on struggling readers, describes the summer literacy program, profiles Mario and describes the reading instruction used with him, describes his follow-up reading assessment and interview with Mario, and discusses the importance of tutoring.


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