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Literacy in Context (LinC): Choosing Instructional Strategies to Teach Reading in Content Areas for Students Grades 5-12, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Mimi Miller, Nancy Veatch

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 12, 2011

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Over 40 instructional strategies and a clear-cut process for choosing which ones to use with adolescent learners to achieve success in reading content area text.


This insightful new text answers the question, “How do teachers choose which of the many effective strategies to use to support reading in the content areas–and how do they use those strategies?” Here, middle and high school teachers get an instructional model to embed literacy instruction into content area teaching. The book details over 40 sound literacy strategies that can be used with content area instruction to promote the development of vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and motivation.


The book’s unique focus is on process by providing guidance on how to choose the most effective literacy instructional strategies for different contexts and classes of students. It models clearly how teachers use the Literacy in Context Cycle (LinC: assess, reflect, plan, and teach/re-teach) to make decisions about which instructional assessments and strategies to choose for their adolescent students. Included are a Learning Log Appendix, a Teacher Tools Appendix, Pause and Reflect boxes, Resource icons, and more.

Table of Contents

  I.        Chapter 1 Addressing the Adolescent Literacy Crisis

        A.     Understanding the Challenge

        B.     Teaching Literacy in Context: The LinC Cycle

        C.     Chapter Summary

        D.     References

II.     Chapter 2   Strategies to Build Vocabulary

        A.     Introduction & Goals of Vocabulary Strategies

        B.     Build Full Concept Knowledge

        C.     Teach Words in a Meaningful Context

        D.     Encourage Independent Use of Strategies 

           E.     Chapter Summary

           F.     References

 III.   Chapter 3   Strategies to Foster Fluency

        A.     Introduction & Goals of Fluency Strategies

        B.     Model Fluency

        C.     Guide Fluency 

        D.     Provide Practice for Fluency

        E.      Chapter Summary

        F.      References

IV.  Chapter 4   Strategies to Increase Comprehension

        A.     Introduction & Goals of Comprehension Strategies

        B.     Activate and Build Background Knowledge

        C.     Use Graphic Organizers

        D.     Summarize

        E.      Ask and Answer Questions

        F.      Monitor Comprehension

        G.     Use Multiple Reading Strategies

        H.     Chapter Summary 

           I.      References

V.     Chapter 5   Strategies to Initiate and Sustain Motivation

        A.     Introduction & Goals of Motivation Strategies

        B.     Foster Student Control and Choice

        C.     Encourage Collaboration

        D.     Ensure Mastery of Content and Literacy Skills

        E.      Chapter Summary

        F.      References

VI.  Chapter 6   Assess-- Learning About Students

        A.     Use Data to Drive Instruction

        B.     Collect Assessment Data: The LinC Class Profile

        C.     Chapter Summary

        D.     References

VII.            Chapter 7    Reflect--Finding Patterns and Drawing Conclusions

        A.     Reflect about Students 

        B.     Reflect about the Curriculum

        C.     Chapter Summary

        D.     References
VIII.         Chapter 8   Plan--Making Informed Decisions

        A.     Establish Learning Outcomes

        B.     Know the Text

        C.     Choose Vocabulary for Instruction

        D.     Review Student Needs

        E.      Select Instructional Strategies

        F.      Chapter Summary

        G.     References


IX.  Chapter 9  Teach & Re-teach--Using the LinC Cycle

        A.     Teach:  The LinC Teaching Plan in Action

        B.     Assess Student Learning

        C.     Design Future Instruction

        D.     Chapter Summary

        E.      References

X.     Appendices

        A.     Teacher Tools

        B.     Learning Log

XI.        Glossary

XII.            Index

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