Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Third Edition


Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Third Edition


Co-editors: Kathleen A. Hinchman and Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas

Contributing authors: Bryan Ripley Crandall, Kelly Chandler-Olcott, and Elizabeth Carol Lewis


Document Type

Book Contribution


Bryan Ripley Crandall (with Kelly Chandler-Olcott and Elizabeth Carol Lewis) is a contributing author, "Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Writing Communities for Adolescents," Chapter 9.

With 50% new material reflecting current research and pedagogical perspectives, this indispensable course text and teacher resource is now in a thoroughly revised third edition. Leading educators provide a comprehensive picture of reading, writing, and oral language instruction in grades 5–12. Chapters present effective practices for motivating adolescent learners, fostering comprehension of multiple types of texts, developing disciplinary literacies, engaging and celebrating students' sociocultural assets, and supporting English learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume.

New to This Edition

  • Chapters on new topics: building multicultural classrooms, Black girls’ digital literacies, issues of equity and access, and creating inclusive writing communities.
  • New chapters on core topics: academic language, learning from multiple texts, and reading interventions.
  • Increased attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The latest knowledge about adolescents' in- and out-of-school literacies.



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Publication Information

Crandall, B.R., Olcott, K. C., & Lewis, E. C. (2022). Creating and sustaining inclusive writing communities for adolescents. In K. Hinchman & H. K. Sheridan-Thomas (Eds.), Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.


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