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Content Area Reading and Writing : Fostering Literacies in Middle and High School Cultures

ISBN: 9780130184559 | 0130184551
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2004

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This theory-based, strategy-driven approach to teaching content area and secondary reading keeps an eye on the cultural issues affecting secondary students while emphasizing reflective practice to promote the most effective teaching. Chapters on assessment, motivation, struggling readers, aligning standards with strategies and assessment, and a constant focus on diversity set this text apart. Frequent opportunities for readers to apply the concepts they are learning help to make this a truly informative text. SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: bull; bull;Step-by-Step features, which precisely explain a strategy's implementation. bull;Plenty of simple and effective strategies for assessing and addressing students' reading capabilities. bull;A strong focus on standards that shows beginning teachers how to integrate literacy goals with content standards. bull;An abundance of student work samples to fully illustrate chapter concepts, strategies, and effective teaching. bull;A Companion Wesite, available at, containing self-assessments, web links, and classroom video footage to round out content comprehension.

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