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Thirty-two academics from the U.S. and Canada contribute 20 chapters on the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content-based learning in grades 5-12. Coverage includes analyses of content-area instruction as the general academic organization of middle and secondary schools; assessment and intervention for struggling adolescent readers and writers; student motivation; the special needs of English-language learners; culturally sensitive pedagogy; the new media and technology; and implications for training, policy, and future research.
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Synopsis:

This much-needed book addresses the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content area learning and fostering student motivation and success well beyond the primary grades. The unique literacy needs of middle school and secondary students are thoroughly examined and effective practices and interventions identified. Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge, leading authorities cover such important topics as:

o How literacy skills develop in grades 5-12

o Ways to incorporate literacy learning into English, social studies, math, and science

o Struggling adolescent readers and writers: what works in assessment and intervention

o Special challenges facing English language learners and culturally diverse students

o Implications for teacher training, policy, and future research

About the Author

Tamara L. Jetton, PhD, teaches in the Secondary Program at James Madison University and has previously held positions at the University of Utah and Texas A&M University.

Janice A. Dole, PhD, teaches in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah and has held positions at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michigan State University; and the University of Denver.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Tamara L. Jetton and Janice A. Dole

I. Teaching Content Domains through Literacy

1. Domains, Teaching and Literacy, Tamara L. Jetton and Patricia A. Alexander

2. Teaching English from a Literacy Perspective: The Goal of High Literacy for All Students, Wayne H. Slater

3. Overcoming the Dominance of Communication: Writing to Think and to Learn, Timothy Shanahan

4. Teaching Science through Literacy, Cynthia Shanahan

5. Learning to Think like a Historian: Disciplinary Knowledge through Critical Analysis of Multiple Documents, Steven A. Stahl and Cynthia Shanahan

II. Teaching Adolescents with Literacy Difficulties

6. Adolescents Who Struggle with Word Identification: Research and Practice, Mary E. Curtis

7. Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers to Comprehend What They Read, Terry Underwood and P. David Pearson

8. Helping Adolescent Readers through Explicit Strategy Instruction, Jeffrey D. Nokes and Janice A. Dole

9. Strategies for Struggling Second-Language Readers, Janette K. Klingner and Sharon Vaughn

10. Literacy Intervention Programs at the Middle and High School Levels, Donna E. Alvermann and Leslie S. Rush

11. Differentiating Instruction: A Synthesis of Key Research and Guidelines, Carol Ann Tomlinson

III. Critical Issues in Adolescent Literacy

12. Motivated Reader, Engaged Writer: The Role of Motivation in the Literate Acts of Adolescents, JoyLynn Hailey Reed, Diane Lemmonier Schallert, Alice D. Beth, and Althea L. Woodruff

13. Motivating Adolescent Readers through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction, Emily Anderson Swan

14. Addressing the Literacy Needs of Adolescent English Language Learners, Georgia Earnest García and Heriberto Godina

15. Culturally Responsive Practices for Youth Literacy Learning, Elizabeth Birr Moje and Kathleen Hinchman

16. Adolescents, Computer Technology, and Literacy, Helen S. Kim and Michael L. Kamil

17. Assessing Adolescent Reading, Peter Afflerbach

18. Teacher Education and Adolescent Literacy, Thomas W. Bean and Helen J. Harper

IV. Reflections on Theory and Current Practice

19. The Need for Research on Secondary Literacy Education, Michael Pressley

20. Theories and Constructs That Have Made a Significant Difference in Adolescent Literacy—But Have the Potential to Produce Still More Positive Results, Michael F. Graves

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593850210
Editor:
Jetton, Tamara L.; Dole, Janice A.
Editor:
Dole, Janice A.
Editor:
Jetton, Tamara L.
Editor:
Dole, Janice A.
Editor:
Dole, Janice A.; Jetton, Tamara L.
Editor:
Jetton, Tamara L.; Dole, Janice A.
Author:
Jetton, Tamara L.
Author:
Dole, Janice A.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Reading (Secondary)
Subject:
Language arts (Secondary)
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Reading (Secondary) -- United States.
Subject:
Language arts (Secondary) -- United States.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 10 to 17

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This much-needed book addresses the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content area learning and fostering student motivation and success well beyond the primary grades. The unique literacy needs of middle school and secondary students are thoroughly examined and effective practices and interventions identified. Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge, leading authorities cover such important topics as:

o How literacy skills develop in grades 5-12

o Ways to incorporate literacy learning into English, social studies, math, and science

o Struggling adolescent readers and writers: what works in assessment and intervention

o Special challenges facing English language learners and culturally diverse students

o Implications for teacher training, policy, and future research

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