Engaging Adolescents in Literacy Learning


Course Description
Comprehensive Literacy programming considerations to meet the needs of Adolescent Learners​

After years of failure, statistics reveal adolescent students leave high school without the reading and writing skills to succeed in the workplace. In this one day course, the challenges of Adolescent Literacy are discussed and strategies identified to support decoding, comprehension, engagement/motivation, and attending to social and emotional considerations. Participants learn about the importance of explicit comprehension instruction, and effective instructional principles to affect change in reading, writing, and thinking in all areas of the curriculum.

Grades 4-9 teachers, Literacy resource teachers, 


  • Gain an understanding of the core challenges of Adolescent Literacy
  • Recognize the importance of social and emotional considerations with adolescents
  • Develop strategies to support decoding, comprehension,
  • Develop strategies to foster engagement/motivation
  • Understanding of explicit comprehension instruction and instructional prinicples

Delivery Method
Face to Face. Workshop.
Facilitator: Betty Howell, certified Canadian Fountas & Pinnell consultant

Course Fee and Structure
$129 plus taxes. 30 to 50 participants