Content Reading and Literacy : Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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One of the best-selling texts of its kind, Content Area Reading and Literacy, Fourth Edition, equips students to teach content area literacy from a student-centered approach and provides in-depth and integrated attention to the content literacy needs of students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. This well-respected text has been lauded for its scope of topics and examples, its accessible level, and its writing style. Written by renowned authors Donna Alvermann and Steven Phelps, this new edition includes more emphasis and information on addressing the literacy needs of English language learners and culturally diverse students. This text also addresses new frameworks for reading and writing instruction, such as the sociocultural New Literacies Framework. In a time when standards and evidence-based research methods are driving the field, this new edition also includes more emphasis on evidence-based research and standards in each chapter. Finally, throughout the book, students are introduced to more varied examples from other content areas, especially math and science, as well as to current trends in technology and media. Connected with major research and theoretical frameworks, the text provides concepts and strategies for practical use in todays diverse classrooms.

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with ldquo;Summaryrdquo; and ldquo;Suggested Readings
Important Features of This Text
Content Literacy and the Reading Process
Assumptions Underlying Content Teaching
What It Means to Be Literate
The Reading Process
Language, Diversity, and Culture
Language as a Vehicle for Teaching and Learning Content
Diversity in Language and Learning
Teaching and Learning in Culturally Diverse
Classrooms Culturally Responsive Professional Growth
Creating a Favorable Learning Environment
Affective Characteristics
Forms of Grouping
Creating Community with Technology and Multimedia
Conflict Resolution
Planning for Content Literacy
Instructional Decision Making
Planning and Educational Technology
Structured Frameworks for Content Literacy Lessons
Beyond the Daily Plan: Unit Planning
Assessment of Students and Textbooks
Assessing Students
Assessing Textbooks
Preparing to Read
The Role of Prior Knowledge
Assessing and Building Prior Knowledge
Activating Prior Knowledge with Prereading Strategies
Reading to Learn
Constructing Mean with Text
Helping Students Comprehend
Questions and Questioning
Comprehension Guides
Sensing and Responding to Text Structure
Increasing Vocabulary and Conceptual Growth
Learning Words and Concepts
How Students Learn Vocabulary
Teaching Vocabulary Developing Students'
Independence Reinforcing Vocabulary
Reflecting on Reading
Engaging Students Through Discussion
Guiding Student Reflection
Promoting Critical Literacy
Writing Across the Curriculum
What Content Teachers Need to Know about Writing
Writing Activities for Content Areas
Writing to Inquire
Responding to Student
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