Researchers at this center have developed the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM)®, a comprehensive approach to adolescent literacy that addresses the need of students to be able to read and understand large volumes of complex reading materials as well as to be able to express themselves effectively in writing.
Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy, a report to Carnegie Corporation of New York. Reading Next is a cutting-edge report that combines the best research currently available with well-crafted strategies for turning that research into practice. Written by five of the nation's leading researchers, Reading Next charts an immediate route to improving adolescent literacy. The authors outline 15 key elements of an effective literacy intervention, and call on public and private stakeholders to invest in the literacy of middle and high school students today while simultaneously building the knowledge base.
These reports are intended to be a source of information about programs that will help teachers, principals and district personnel in their choice of materials that can be used by skilled teachers to provide effective instruction. In addition to describing programs and their use, these reports provide information on the extent to which their content, organization, and instructional strategies are consistent with scientifically based research in reading.