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50 Instructional Routines to Develop Content Literacy, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Douglas Fisher, William G. Brozo, Nancy Frey, Gay Ivey

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 9, 2010

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Discover step-by-step procedures for implementing content area instructional routines to improve students' literacy skills


From some of the best-known authors in the field comes a book that provides all middle and high school teachers with practical information about improving students’ reading, writing, and oral language development.  Every teacher needs to use instructional routines that allow students to engage in all of these literacy processes. Classroom examples from science, social studies, English, math, visual and performing arts, and core electives ensure that all middle and high school teachers will find useful ideas that they can implement immediately.  This book provides readers with examples of fifty evidence-based instructional routines that can be used across content areas to ensure that reading and writing occur in all classes.

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Adjunct Displays

Anticipation Guides

Concept Maps


Directed Notetaking Activity

Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

Echo or Choral Reading

Exit Slips

Fishbowl Discussions

Found Poems

Generative Reading

Guest Speakers

Independent Reading

Interest Surveys, Questionnaires, and Interviews



Language Experience Approach


Modeled Writing

Modeling Language of Process


Pattern Guide

Poems for Two Voices

Popcorn Review

Professor Know-It-All

Questioning the Author

Question-Answer Relationship

Raft Writing


Readers’ Theatre


Reciprocal Teaching


Response Writing

Shades of Meaning

Shared Reading

SPAWN Writing

Split-Page Notetaking

Student Booktalks

Student Questions for Purposeful Learning

Text Impressions

Text Structures


Tossed Terms

Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Self-Awareness

Word Grids/Semantic Feature Analysis

Word Scavenger Hunts

Word Sorts

Word Walls

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$19.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705912-6