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Document Number: 6591

Using Student Engagement to Improve Adolescent Literacy - The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was enacted to promote significant changes in U.S. schools. This 10th Quick Key Action Guide assists educators and administrators in understanding NCLB with a specific focus on adolescent learners who are building their literacy across content areas. Examples and suggestions are included to assist education stakeholders in the consideration of reform efforts at the school, district and state levels. The guide identifies four key elements of student engagement: student confidence, teacher involvement; relevant and interesting texts; and choices of literacy activities. (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2005)...

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