Readers, Teachers, and Learners

Readers, Teachers, and Learners : Expanding Literacy across the Content Areas

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For Content Area Reading courses. This text is based on the premise that literacy is, at its core, a social process; and that, as such, it is often affected-for good or ill-by social situations and cultural/social relationships. With that philosophical construct in mind, these authors provide a solid foundation of principles and a wealth of applications for developing literacy skills in middle school and secondary school learners. Coverage encompasses comprehension, vocabulary, writing skills, study strategies, and the use of computer technology.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 233.7 x 24.1mm | 830.09g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130978558
  • 9780130978554

Table of contents

1. Readers, Teachers, Learners: An Introduction. 2. Active Learners Across the Content Areas. 3. Comprehension Strategies: The Tools of Content-Area Teachers. 4. Classroom Assessment of Literacy Growth and Content Learning. 5. Initiating Students to New Learning. 6. Developing General and Content Area Vocabulary Knowledge. 7. Writing as a Tool for Active Learning. 8. Literature Across the Curriculum and Throughout Life. 9. Study Strategies. 10. Expanding Literacy and Content Learning Through Computer Technology. 11. Becoming an Effective Content Literacy Professional.show more

About William G. Brozo

William G. Brozo is a professor of language and literacy at the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and his master's and doctorate from the University of South Carolina. He has taught reading and language arts in junior and senior high school in the Carolinas. He is the author of numerous articles on literacy development for young adults as well as To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader (International Reading Association), a book of strategies for helping teen and preteen males become active readers. Dr. Brozo serves on the editorial review boards of the Reading Research Quarterly and Reading Research and Instruction and the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. He is also a member of the Commission on Adolescent Literacy. Dr. Brozo regularly speaks at professional meetings around the country and consults with teachers and administrators to discuss ways of enriching the literacy culture of middle and secondary schools and making teaching more responsive to student needs. Bill lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife and daughter and their standard poodle, Teddy. He is an aficionado of opera and Renaissance music and drama. He runs daily to stay fit. Michele L. Simpson is a professor of reading at the University of Georgia where she teaches learning strategy courses to undergraduates and instructional methods courses to doctoral students across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines such as chemistry, biology, history, and mathematics. After receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, she taught speech, reading, and language arts to students in junior and senior highs in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. In Iowa she was recognized as the Reading Teacher of the Year, the first secondary teacher to win such an award. Michele has co-authored two textbooks on learning strategies and vocabulary development and has contributed numerous chapters to edited books such as the Handbook of Reading Research (Vol. 3). In addition to making presentations at national and international conferences, she has published more than 50 articles in journals such as the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and the Journal of Literacy Research. She keeps current with the demands of public schools by collaborating with her husband, a middle school language arts teacher, and by consulting with school systems such as Winter Park High School in Orange County, Florida. Michele lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and Siamese cat named Red Chief (if you know O'Henry, the author, you understand the cat's name). When she is not teaching or writing, she enjoys running, biking, and maintaining her Hatha Yoga regime.show more

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