Cathy Fleischer, an English professor and mother of teenagers, helps navigate through the sometimes overwhelming messages you hear about adolescents and literacy.

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Concerned about your teen’s reading and writing habits? Confused by media hype surrounding testing and standards—and what that means for your own son or daughter? Wondering what you can do to help your teen be a stronger reader and writer?

In today’s world, students need to be able to read and write confidently and competently. Parents who are well-informed about issues of literacy can help their teens reach that goal.

In Reading and Writing and Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Literacy, Cathy Fleischer, an English professor and mother of teenagers, helps navigate through the sometimes overwhelming messages you hear about adolescents and literacy. In clear and compelling language, she explains what current research tells us about reading, writing, technology, and standards and testing—and gives specific suggestions for what you can do to help your son or daughter succeed, both in school and outside the classroom.

Offering advice from a host of experts in adolescent literacy, this book helps answer real questions from parents across the country about how to best support their teens as readers and writers.

89 pp. 2010. Grades 9–12.

Read a review of the book from the Keen Readers website.