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Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms

ISBN: 9780205489381 | 0205489389
Edition: 6th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2010

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Now in its fifth edition, this well-respected best-seller equips preservice and inservice teachers to teach content area literacy. Lauded for its scope of topics and examples and its accessibility, Content Area Reading and Literacy addresses the needs of students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Trusted authorities in adolescent literacy Alvermann, Phelps, and Ridgeway provide classroom- and research-based teaching and learning strategies in all core areas, from English to math to social sciences, and highlight current trends in technology and multimedia. New features to this edition include updated information on high-stakes assessments; state and federal initiatives affecting adolescent literacy, such as No Child Left Behind and the Striving Readers Initiative; and a look at reciprocal teaching. A new chapter on literacy coaches introduces readers to the need for specialists in the current era of high accountability, and Chapter 6 has a newly expanded section on problem-solving activities as a way of building background knowledge. The text includes a variety of icons to help identify certain features, such as examples of writing, evidence-based research, and standards from different subject areas to help pre-service teachers connect content area literacy to meeting the standards in their disciplines. It emphasizes cognitive and sociocultural factors in relation to diagnostic assessments and instructional approaches, and it offers lesson and unit planning examples. The Fifth Edition Builds on Past Strengths and Adds New Oneshellip; Student Centered. Culturally Diverse Students. Evidence-Based Standards. Written by renowned authors Donna Alvermann, Steven Phelps, and Victoria Ridgeway, Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms includes superior coverage of addressing the literacy needs of English language learners and culturally diverse students and a timely focus on evidence-based practices and standards. What Continues to Make This Book a Best Sellerhellip; Includes an important new chapter (Ch. 13) on literacy coaches, which introduces readers to the need for such specialists in the current era of high accountability. Emphasizes the reciprocal responsibilities of literacy coaches and regular content area teachers, and how best to make use of both kinds of teachers to increase adequate yearly progress (AYP). Adds a new feature called "Dispelling Myths and Policy Implications" enhances teachersrs" knowledge base and helps make them more critical consumers of ideas and materials. Contains updated information on high-stakes assessments, explanation of reciprocal teaching, state and federal initiatives affecting adolescent literacy (including the Striving Readers Initiative, NCLB, and so on), new note-making strategies, writing-to-learn approaches, and descriptions of mode

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