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Content Area Reading Teaching and Learning for College and Career Readiness, Pearson eText -- Access Card

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2014-07-27
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A unique, Common Core-based, complete, student-centered resource for grades 6-12 designed to help students make connections between what they read and how they apply it in the classroom. Theory into practice through a wide range of innovative instruction approaches.
A desktop resource to be used throughout a teaching career, this is a practical guide to teaching for understanding in the content areas at middle and high school level—a complete information source. The book helps reader understand the innovations in content area teaching, help students learn course content, teach students how to actively engage in learning, and deal effectively with assessment and professional development.

The new edition features an entirely new chapter on the Common Core, in which both the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards are emphasized and "rich instructional tasks" are introduced; a new "Making Connections to the Common Core" feature that appears throughout the text; updated theoretical information; revised websites; and numerous new student examples integrated throughout. In addition, the Appendixes have been revitalized to include a variety of new graphic organizers that focus on using multi-modal text and recognizing and creating text structures, plus new examples of completed student projects.

Pearson eText is an easy-to-use digital textbook that instructors can assign for their course. The mobile app lets you keep on learning, no matter where your day takes you — even when you're offline. You can also add highlights, bookmarks, and notes in your Pearson eText to study how you like.

NOTE: You are purchasing an access card only. Pearson eText is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. Before purchasing, check with your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN. To register for and use Pearson eText, you may also need a course invite link, which your instructor will provide. Follow the instructions provided on the access card to learn more.

Author Biography

Maureen McLaughlin is department chair and professor of reading education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate at Boston University in reading and language development. Prior to her tenure at the University, Maureen spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and department chair in a public school system.


Maureen served as the 2013 – 2014 President of the International Reading Association and was a member of IRA’s Board of Directors from 2005–2008.  During her time on the Board, Maureen was liaison to a variety of committees, including those focused on Bylaws, Adolescent Literacy, and the Common Core State Standards. She also contributed to a variety of documents and position statements, including the Board of Directors’ Code of Conduct and the Conflict of Interest Statement. From 1999 – 2004, Maureen was a volunteer professor in Estonia for the Association’s Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) Project.


Maureen has been a member of several review boards, including those of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. She has also published numerous chapters and journal articles focused on critical literacy, reading comprehension, and the Common Core State Standards.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Teaching in the 21st Century
Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies
Chapter 3: The Common Core State Standards: Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines
Chapter 4: Comprehending Content Area Text
Chapter 5: Using Comprehension Strategies to Guide Thinking
Chapter 6: Using Comprehension Strategies to Extend Thinking
Chapter 7: Teaching Vocabulary in the Content Areas
Chapter 8: Organizing for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 9: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Chapter 10: Writing in the Content Areas
Chapter 11: Using Technology in the Content Areas
Chapter 12: Inquiry: Key to Critical and Creative Thinking in the Content Areas
Chapter 13: Poetry, Drama, Music, and Art: Alternative Representations of Thinking
Chapter 14: Course-Based Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting
Chapter 15: Meeting Challenges and Continuing to Learn through Professional Development

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

Name Index
Subject Index

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