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Content Area Literacy


Content Literacy
Adolescent Literacy
Turning Promise into Practice

Author(s) : Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, Linda Rief
Price :$40.63
This is the time to think boldly about adolescent literacy. So much of what we know about adolescents and their learning has changed in the last decade, and since then both the world of education and the world at large have become very different places. Adolescent Literacy convenes a conversation among today's most important educational thinkers and practitioners to address crucial advances in research on adolescent learning, to assess which of our current practices meets the challenges of the twenty-first century, and to discover transformative ideas and methods that turn the promise of education into instructional practice.
Content-Area Writing
Every Teacher's Guide

Author(s) : Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman, Nancy Steineke
Price :$35.63
No matter what subject you teach, Content-Area Writing is for you, especially if you're juggling broad curriculum mandates, thick textbooks, and severe time constraints. It not only shows that incorporating carefully structured writing activities into your lessons actually increases understanding and achievement, but also proves how writing can save, not consume, valuable instructional time.
 
 
Flip for Non-Fiction Comprehension
Author(s) : Emily Cayuso
Price :$27.95
Published Date: February 1, 2009
Grades K - 5
Fifty-five lessons focus on the specific strategies, text features, and text structures necessary for K-5 students to access and understand non-fiction texts. These ready-to-use comprehension ideas expand literacy center work, enhance reading comprehension, and can be implemented before, during, or after the reading. From comparing attributes and creating outlines to using a glossary and analyzing an index, Flip for Non-Fiction Comprehension will build students text knowledge and improve their understanding.
 
Getting Beyond "I Like the Book"
Creating Space for Critical Literacy in K-6 Classrooms

Author(s) : Vivian Vasquez
Price :$41.75
2009
Grades K - 6
Getting Beyond I Like the Book : Creating Space for Critical Literacy in K 6 Classrooms (second edition) draws you into life in classrooms where students and teachers together use critical literacy as a framework for taking on local and global issues like racism and gender using books and everyday texts such as school posters and advertisements.


Improving Adolescent Literacy
Content Area Strategies at Work (2nd Edition)

Author(s) : Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey
Price :$27.99

This book helps teachers to infuse literacy instruction into all content areas. The authors present a rich panoply of engaging instructional strategies that research has shown to be effective for improving reading and writing in middle and secondary school students.

After discussing common questions asked by content area teachers, a full chapter is devoted to each of eight strategies–anticipatory activities, read-alouds/shared reading, questioning, notetaking/notemaking, graphic organizers, vocabulary instruction, writing to learn, and reciprocal teaching–coupling discussions with examples from the author's own research in a diverse, urban secondary school. 
 
Making Sense of History
Using High-Quality Literature and Hands-On Experiences to Build Content Knowledge

Author(s) : Myra Zarnowski
Price :$21.99
For teachers interested in building reading skills and content knowledge simultaneously, this book is for them. Myra Zarnowski breaks the mold on traditional instruction by providing guidelines for building students’ understanding of and excitement for history. She demonstrates how to use high-quality literature and hands-on experiences to help students not only grasp the facts, but make sense of the facts. Loaded with book lists, step-by-step study units, and the work of real students, this book is just what teachers need to get students thinking, learning, and caring about the people and events of the past. For use with Grades 3 & Up.
 
Reading Strategy Lessons for Science & Social Studies
15 Research-Based Strategy Lessons That Help Students Read and Learn From Content-Area Texts

Author(s) : Laura Robb
Price :$16.99
Published Date: February 1, 2009
Grades 5 - Up
Mentor teacher and reading expert, Laura Robb, shares 12 practical, research-based lessons that teachers can use to help kids navigate the special demands of the text they encounter in science and social studies classes. Strategy lessons include building background knowledge, asking questions, visualizing, building vocabulary, synthesizing information, and much more. Includes management tips and student samples.
 
 
Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas
Easy-to-Use Strategies, Scoring Rubrics, Student Samples, and Leveling Tips to Reach and Teach Every Middle-School Student

Author(s) : Beverly Strayer, Troy Strayer
Price :$17.99
Have you attempted to differentiate your math, language arts, science, or social studies lessons, only to find that yo need more planning support and grade-appropriate resources?  At last, here's a guide designed to help middle school teachers successfully differentiate instruction in any content area.  Master teachers Troy and Beverly Strayer present eight surefire strategies that motivate different kinds of learners and help all students to learn content then need to know.  You'll find alternative formats for note-taking that encourage students to "personalize" the content and make key ideas stick, ways  to level graphic organizers for students at different skill levels, dozens of high-interest activities that can replace end-of-unit essays or tests, and many more ways to differentiate instruction with ease.
 
 
Supporting Content Area Literacy with Technology
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Author(s) : William Brozo, Kathleen Puckett
Price :$36.99
To make content area learning more engaging and meaningful for all students Kathy and Bill present teachers with a basic framework for pairing literacy strategies with readily available classroom technology. Drawing on concepts of universal design, and flexible curriculum access, the authors explore legislation authorizing the use of technology for learners with diverse abilities and offer teachers tools to make technology work in their classroom. Their evidence-based procedures, explicit instruction strategies, and authentic activities guide teachers in integrating curriculum with English/language arts, social studies, science, and math to reduce the barriers to learning and improve student achievement. Kathy and Bill's friendly advice and suggestions for technology adaptations for reading strategies are the just the support teachers need to turn their classroom into a powerful learning community that fosters reading comprehension and content le
Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math
Practical Ways to Weave Comprehension Strategies Into Your Content Area Teaching

Author(s) : Laura Robb
Price :$35.99
Grades 3 and Up
Help Students read and engage with textbooks, and navigate the special demands of any nonficiton text structure. Master teacher Laura Robb shares dozens of strategy lessons to use before, during and after reading. Other chapters demonstrate how to support students one-on-one, use discussions to deepen learning, build vocabulary, and use literature in content areas.
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