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Building Literacy in Secondary Content Area Classrooms

By Thomas G. Gunning

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 27, 2011


Building Literacy in Secondary Content Area Classrooms by renowned author Thomas Gunning gives practicing and prospective content area teachers the knowledge and skills they need to develop their students’ content literacy–and to ensure that these secondary school students are college- and career-ready. Comprehensive and research-based, the book presents a balanced combination of both theory and practice; provides more than a dozen examples of exemplary teaching; includes extensive, practical suggestions for working with struggling students and English language learners; and incorporates the Common Core State Standards and IRA’s 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas: An Introduction

Chapter 2: The Nature and Assessment of Content Area Texts

Chapter 3: Building Content Area Vocabulary

Chapter 4: Comprehension: Processes and Strategies

Chapter 5: Reading to Learn Content

Chapter 6: Collaborative and Cooperative Approaches for Learning

Chapter 7: Study Skills and Strategies

Chapter 8: Writing to Learn

Chapter 9: Teaching Content Area Literacy to Diverse Learners

Chapter 10: Reading and Writing in Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Music, and World Languages

Chapter 11: Reading and Writing in Science, Math, Technology, and Physical Education

Chapter 12: Using Technology, Trade Books, and Periodicals in the Content Areas

Chapter 13: Evaluating Progress in the Content Areas

Chapter 14: Creating an Effective Content Area Program

Appendix: Morphemic Elements for the Content Areas



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