This much-needed book addresses the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content area learning and fostering student motivation and success well beyond the primary grades. The unique literacy needs of middle school and secondary students are thoroughly examined and effective practices and interventions identified. Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge, leading authorities cover such important topics as: How literacy skills develop in grades 5-12 Ways to incorporate literacy learning into English, social studies, math, and science. Struggling adolescent readers and writers: what works in assessment and intervention. Special challenges facing English language learners and culturally diverse students. Implications for teacher training, policy, and future research.