Improving Adolescent Literacy

Improving Adolescent Literacy : Strategies at Work

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As a supplement for Content Area Reading, Reading Methods in the Middle School, and Adolescent Literacy/Reading Methods courses. To help future teachers learn to infuse literacy instruction into all content areas, these authors present a rich panoply of engaging instructional strategies that research has shown to be effective for improving reading and writing in middle and secondary school students. After discussing common questions asked by content area teachers, they devote a full chapter to each of eight strategies, coupling discussions with examples from their own research in a diverse, urban secondary school. Additionally, in order to meet the challenge of today's inclusive, multicultural classrooms, the text presents only those strategies that have been proven effective with all learners-including those for whom English is not their first language.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 10.2mm | 362.88g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131113488
  • 9780131113480

Table of contents

1. Teachers Matter and What They Do Matters Most: Using Literacy Strategies, Grouping, and Texts to Promote Learning. 2. Attention Getters: Using Anticipatory Activities to Inspire Learning. 3. Read-Alouds and Shared Readings: Not Just for Elementary Anymore. 4. Questions, Questions Everywhere. 5. Getting it Down: Teaching Students to Take and Make Notes. 6. Picture This: Graphic Organizers in the Classroom. 7. Word for Word: Vocabulary Development Across the Curriculum. 8. The Power in the Pen: Writing to Learn. 9. Reciprocal Teaching: Giving Responsibility to Students. 10. And in the Center Ring, High-Stakes Tests.
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