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Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction (Solving Problems in Teaching of Literacy)
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Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to school-wide goals, this book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Part I focuses on culturally responsive teaching and motivation. Part II, on developing reading and writing strategies for multiple contexts, gives recommendations for developing print literacy across and within social contexts. Part III explains how to deal with programmatic aspects of literacy instruction for older students. Each chapter includes case studies, discussion questions, and activities. Hinchman is professor and chair of the Reading and Language Arts Center, Syracuse University. Sheridan-Thomas is assistant superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction for the Tompkins- Seneca-Tioga (New York) Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media; integrating literacy instruction with science, social studies, and math; and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Vivid case studies, thoughtful discussion questions and activities in each chapter, and detailed ideas for program and lesson planning make this an indispensable classroom resource and professional development tool.
Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to school-wide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12and provides research-based recommendations for practice.
An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume.
New to This Edition
*Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book.
*Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction.
*Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.
About the Author
Kathleen A. Hinchman, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Reading and Language Arts Center at Syracuse University. A former middle school teacher, she has published a number of journal articles, chapters, and books. Her current work is concerned with literacy-related middle school reform.
Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas, PhD, is Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction for the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Ithaca, New York. Formerly a teacher educator, public school administrator, and secondary teacher, she has conducted research in the areas of adolescents' multiple literacies and addressing achievement gaps for underserved students.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Donna E. Alvermann
I. Perspectives toward Adolescent Literacy Instruction
1. Discussing Texts with Adolescents in Culturally Responsive Ways, Alfred W. Tatum
2. Meaningful Content for Middle School Students for Whom English Is an Additional Language, Eliane Rubinstein-Ávila and Janelle Johnson
3. Rethinking Literacy Learning and Teaching: Intersections of Adolescents' In-School and Out-of-School Literacy Practices, Shelley Hong Xu
4. iLife: Understanding and Connecting to the Digital Literacies of Adolescents, Dana J. Wilber
5. The Role of Motivation in Engaged Reading of Adolescents, David G. OBrien and Deborah R. Dillon
II. Developing Reading and Writing Strategies for Multiple Contexts
6. Actively Engaging Middle School Students with Words, Karen Bromley
7. Strategy Matters: Comprehension Instruction for Older Youth, Rachel Brown
8. Reading and Writing across Multiple Texts, Cynthia Hynd Shanahan
9. Multimodality and Literacy Learning: Using Multiple Texts to Enhance Content-Area Learning, Fenice B. Boyd and Mary K. Thompson
10. Assisting Struggling Readers with Textbook Comprehension, Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas
11. The Reality of Challenging Texts in High School Science and Social Studies: How Teachers Can Mediate Comprehension, Elizabeth Birr Moje and Jennifer Speyer
12. Humanities Instruction for Adolescent Literacy Learners, Kelly Chandler-Olcott
13. Fostering Acquisition of Official Mathematics Language, Codruta Temple and Kathleen A. Hinchman
III. Adolescent Literacy Program Issues
14. Intervening When Older Youth Struggle with Reading, Gay Ivey
15. Instructional Moves That Support Adolescent Learners Who Have Histories of Failure, Douglas Fisher
16. Traveling Together over Difficult Ground: Negotiating Success with a Profoundly Inexperienced Reader in an Introduction to Chemistry Class, Cindy Litman and Cynthia Greenleaf
17. Literacy Assessment for Adolescents: What's Fair about It?, Mark W. Conley
18. Program Development, David W. Moore
19. Multiple Dimensions of Adolescent Literacy Teacher Education, Patricia L. Anders
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