Content Area Reading and Writing: Fostering Literacies in Middle and High School Cultures (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9780130184559
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2003-04-26
Number of pages: 480
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Through this strategy-driven, theory-based text, content-area teachers gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental role that reading and writing play in content-area learning. Unique to this text is the attention paid to helping teachers understand how the high school cultures students belong to affect their view of literacy and learning. The author effectively guides readers to ways they can identify and address school cultures and make literacy in content learning, relevant to students. The author offers step-by-step approaches to gauge student literacy, build vocabulary, and implement instruction that improves comprehension, encourages critical reading, supports writing for learning, and facilitates collaboration for literacy development.

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