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Improving Adolescent Literacy: Content Area Strategies at Work, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 18, 2011

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Teachers and teacher candidates alike will find this practical, highly useable book–packed with real classroom examples of the strategies in action–a valuable resource for helping all students in their charge work toward mastery of literacy and comprehension of content area texts.


Practical, straightforward, and affordable, this guide gives middle and secondary school teachers the tools they need to support their students’ comprehension and success in literacy and in the content areas. The classroom-proven strategies and procedures that are included come from the authors’ and their colleagues’ experience in middle and secondary classrooms. Each chapter opens with a vignette from an actual classroom so readers get to see effective teaching in action and how the chapter’s instructional approach works within content area teaching. Research-based rationales for each strategy follow the vignettes and provide an in-depth look at implementing the strategy, along with examples of each strategy across the curriculum. Featured is coverage of ideas for working with English language learners and struggling readers.

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Brief Contents

Chapter 1: Ensuring All Students Read, Write, and Think

Chapter 2: Setting the Stage: Building Background Through Anticipatory Activities

Chapter 3: Word for Word: Vocabulary Development Across the Curriculum

Chapter 4: Well Read: Promoting Comprehension Through Read Alouds and Shared Reading

Chapter 5: Why Ask? Questioning Strategies in the Classroom

Chapter 6: Picture This: Graphic Organizers in the Classroom

Chapter 7: Getting it Down: Making and Taking Notes Across the Curriculum

Chapter 8: Powerful Pens: Writing to Learn with Adolescents

Chapter 9: Taking Stock: Standards, Assessment and High-Stakes Testing

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Improving Adolescent Literacy: Content Area Strategies at Work, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$29.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248771-9