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Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Richard T. Vacca, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Maryann E. Mraz

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 25, 2010

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Content Area Reading remains the market-leading text in content literacy and maintains the authors’ original objective-to offer an ambitious, coherent, and workable exploration of content literacy.


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the text, Richard Vacca, Jo Anne Vacca, and new co-author Maryann Mraz, continue to offer us an accessible and comprehensible content area reading text. The book reflects the ever-changing practices within content literacy while remaining true to the original intent of the book: to reflect and examine research and practice in the areas of literacy, cognition and learning, educational policy, technology, and student diversity. Thoroughly updated and now divided into two parts, the text includes contemporary topics such as content standards, assessment, diversity, struggling readers, the No Child Left Behind Legislation, Reading First, and Reading Next. Part 1, “Learners, Literacies, and Texts”, places the focus on the cultural, linguistic, and academic diversity of today’s learners; their personal and academic literacies, and the kinds of texts that are integral to their lives in and out of schools. Part 2, “Instructional Practices and Strategies”, contains a multitude of evidence-based instructional strategies waiting to be adapted to meet the conceptual demands inherent in disciplinary learning. Through their updated revision, Vacca, Vacca, and Mraz, continue to provide a framework that focuses on the ability to use reading, writing, speaking, and listening processes to learn subject matter across the curriculum.

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Table of Contents




Part One:  Learners, Literacies,  and Texts


            Chapter   1:      Literacy Matters


            Chapter   2:       Learning with New Literacies


            Chapter   3:       Culturally Responsive teaching in Diverse Classrooms


            Chapter   4:       Assessing Students and Texts


            Chapter   5:       Bringing Students and Texts Together


Part Two:  Instructional Practices and Strategies


            Chapter   6:      Activating Prior Knowledge and Interest


            Chapter   7:      Thinking and Learning with Text


            Chapter   8:      Developing Vocabulary and Concepts


            Chapter  9:       Writing to Learn


            Chapter 10:      Study Strategies


            Chapter 11:      Learning with Trade Books


            Chapter 12:      Literacy Coaching

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Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$64.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-703512-0