Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-30
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume.

New to This Edition
*Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book.
*Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction.
*Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.

Author Biography

Kathleen A. Hinchman, PhD, is Professor of Reading and Language Arts at Syracuse University. A former middle school teacher, she is coauthor or coeditor of several books, including Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading and Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives. Her current work is concerned with secondary school implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas, EdD, is Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Ithaca, New York. Formerly a teacher education professor, public school administrator, and secondary school teacher, her current focus is on implementing the Common Core State Standards in a way that honors the professionalism and expertise of teachers while preparing adolescents to be literate, thoughtful stewards of this planet through the 21st century.

Table of Contents

I. Valuing Adolescence
1. Texts and Adolescents: Embracing Connections and Connectedness, Alfred W. Tatum
2. Meaningful Discipline-Specific Language Instruction for Middle School Students for Whom English Is an Additional Language, Eliane Rubinstein-Ávila and Alisa G. Leckie
3. The Role of Motivation in Engaged Reading of Adolescents, David G. O'Brien and Deborah R. Dillon
4. Using Discourse Study as an Instructional Practice with Adolescents to Develop 21st-Century Literacies of Critically Conscious Citizens, Margaret C. Hagood
5. Teaching Literacy to Youth Who Struggle with Academic Literacies, Leigh A. Hall and Aubrey Comperatore
II. Developing Literacy Strategies
6. Text Complexity and Deliberate Practice: Common Cores of Learning, Kristen A. Munger and Maria S. Murray
7. Active Engagement with Words, Karen Bromley
8. Comprehension in Secondary Schools, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
9. Expanding Adolescent Writing: Building upon Youths’ Practices, Purposes, Relationships, and Thoughtfulness, Randy Bomer and Michelle Fowler-Amato
10. Reading and Writing across Multiple Texts, Cynthia Shanahan
III. Developing Disciplinary Literacies
11. Fostering Acquisition of Mathematics Language, Codruta Temple and Kathleen A. Hinchman
12. Reading Challenging Texts in High School: How Teachers Can Scaffold and Build Close Reading for Real Purposes in the Subject Areas, Elizabeth Birr Moje and Jennifer Speyer
13. Teaching History and Literacy, Timothy Shanahan and Cynthia Shanahan
14. Literacy Support in English/Language Arts Classrooms: Motivation, Dialogue, and Strategy Instruction, Leslie S. Rush and Todd F. Reynolds
15. Assisting Struggling Readers with Textbook Comprehension, Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas
IV. Addressing Program and Policy Issues
16. Multimodality and Literacy Learning: Integrating the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Fenice B. Boyd and Andrea L. Tochelli
17. Traveling Together Over Difficult Ground: Negotiating Success with a Profoundly Inexperienced Reader in an Introduction to Chemistry Class, Cindy Litman and Cynthia Greenleaf
18. Differentiating Literacy Instruction for Adolescents, Zaline Roy-Campbell and Kelly Chandler-Olcott
19. Assessment for Literacy Growth and Content Learning in Secondary Schools, William G. Brozo
20. Coaching and Growing Literacy Communities of Practice, Josephine Peyton Marsh, David R. Krauter, and Lettice Pelotte

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