Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents Honoring Diversity and Building Competence

ISBN-10: 0132286718
ISBN-13: 9780132286718
Edition: 5th 2007
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Description: Content Literacy for Todayrsquo;s Adolescents, Fifth Edition, provides fresh, contemporary insights to help teachers develop adolescents literacy skills within their respective content disciplines. Based on clearly defined, principled practice, the  More...

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List price: $175.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Content Literacy for Todayrsquo;s Adolescents, Fifth Edition, provides fresh, contemporary insights to help teachers develop adolescents literacy skills within their respective content disciplines. Based on clearly defined, principled practice, the book discusses strategies for expanding comprehension, creating motivating learning contexts, developing vocabulary knowledge, using writing as a form of active learning, and more! Filled with tested-strategies from practicing teachers, the book includes teaching scenarios that address numerous techniques and a variety of learners. This edition features expanded coverage of technology, more on professional learning communities, and current resources ideal for fostering literacy in the middle and upper grades.

Kathleen Pucketthas thirty seven years experience as a teacher, administrator, and teacher educator in special education. She co-authored (with Blanche Orsquo;Bannon)Preparing to Use Technology: A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration(Pearson) which takes the perspective that readily available technology can assist all students in achieving their learning goals. nbsp; William G. Brozois a literacy scholar and teacher with numerous articles and books on reading, includingContent Literacy for Todayrsquo;s Adolescents: Honoring Diversity and Building Competencenbsp;and50 Content Area Strategies for Adolescent Literacy(both of Pearson). Bill is also co-author of theThe Reading Teachercolumn, ldquo;Content Literacyrdquo; and columnist of ldquo;Strategic Movesrdquo; for the international journal,Thinking Classroom.nbsp; He is a national and international literacy consultant and professional developer.

Adolescent Identities and Literacies
The Multidimensionality of Youth Culture
The Demographics of Youth Culture in America
Conceptualizing Adolescent Identity
Identity, Engagement, and Literacy Competencies
The Danger of Disengagement
Language, Culture, and Identity
Academic Literacy and Language Identity Disjunctures in Secondary Schools
Literacy in the Everyday Lives of Youth
Youth Literacies and Traditional Print Literacy
Youth Literacies in the Mediasphere
References
Principled Practices for Effective Reading and Learning
Principles That Promote Engaged Reading and Learning
Connect Everyday Literacies and Funds of Knowledge with Academic Literacy and Learning
Use Assessment as a Tool for Learning and Future Growth
Engage and Sustain Effort in Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Express Critical Perspectives and Interpretations
Gather and Organize Print and Nonprint Sources for Increasing Understanding of Information and Ideas
Expand and Generate New Understandings Using Information and Communication Technologies
References
Principled Practices for Expanding Comprehension
The Dimensions of Comprehension
Cognitive Dimension
Textual Dimension
Personal Dimension
Social Dimension
Multidimensional Approaches to Developing Text Comprehension
Cognitive Dimension Strategies
Textual Dimension Strategies
Personal Dimension Strategies
Social Dimension Strategies
References
Classroom Assessment of Literacy Growth and Content Learning
Guidelines for Literacy Assessment
Content-Area Assessment Is a Continuous Process of Becoming Informed About Students' Learning
Assessment of Literacy and Content Learning Should Use Multiple Data Sources Across Multiple Contexts
Effective Assessment Involves Students
Effective Assessment Requires Planning, Interpreting, and Managing a Variety of Data
Assessment Should Include Students' Interests, Attitudes, and Belief Systems
Our Standardized Testing Culture
The Uses and Potential Limitations of Standardized Tests
Communicating with Parents and Students About Standardized Reading Test Results
Informal, Authentic Assessments of Students
Using Classroom Activities to Assess and Evaluate
Kidwatching and Observational Checklists
Assessment Activities Using Students' Writing
Learner Autobiographies
The Content-Area Inventory
Self-Report Inventories and Questionnaires
Portfolio Assessment: Another Form of Authentic Assessment
What Will the Portfolio Look Like?
What Goes in the Portfolio?
How and When Will Samples Be Selected?
How Will Portfolios Be Evaluated?
How Can Portfolios Be Passed On?
A Study of Portfolio Assessment: What We Learned
Teachers' Grades: A Form of Assessment and Evaluation
Assessing Textbooks in Relationship to Your Students
Using Readability Formulas
Using Evaluation Scales or Checklists
Using the Cloze Procedure
References
Creating Motivating Contexts for Literacy and Learning
Guidelines for Creating Motivating Contexts for Literacy and Learning
Elevate Self-Efficacy
Engender Interest in New Learning
Generate Local Interest
Connect Outside- with Inside-School Literacies and Learning
Make an Abundance of Interesting Texts Available
Expand Student Choices and Options
Structure Collaboration for Motivation
Motivating Literacy and Learning in the Content Classroom
Practices That Elevate Self-Efficacy
Practices That Engender Interest in New Learning
Practices That Generate Local Interest
Practices That Connect Outside- with Inside-School Literacies and Learning
Practices That Make an Abundance of Interesting Texts Available
Practices That Expand Student Choices and Options
Practices That Structure Collaboration
References
Developing General and Content-Area Vocabulary Knowledge
Understanding the Nature of Word Knowledge
Guidelines for Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Teach Vocabulary from a Context
Emphasize Students' Active and Informed Role in the Learning Process
Give Students Tools to Expand Word Knowledge Independently
Reinforce Word Learning with Repeated Exposures Over Time
Stimulate Students' Awareness of and Interest in Words
Build a Language-Rich Environment to Support Word Learning
Encourage Students to Read Widely
Selecting Key Terms and Concepts
Types of Vocabulary
A Process for Selecting Words to Teach
Traditional Approaches to Word Learning
Using Contextual Analysis
Using the Dictionary
Using Morphemic Analysis
Activities That Enhance Students' Vocabulary Knowledge
Demonstrations
Interesting Word Origins
Knowledge Rating Activity
Strategies for Building Students' Vocabulary and Comprehension Across the Content Areas
Word Maps
Semantic-Feature Analysis
Concept Cards
Word Sorts Using Concept Cards
Activities for Reinforcing and Evaluating Content-Area Word Knowledge
Imagery and Keywords
Activities and Test Formats That Reinforce and Evaluate Word Learning
References
Writing as a Tool for Active Learning
Reading and Writing as Thinking Processes
How Can Writing Help the Content-Area Teacher?
Guidelines for the Use of Writing Across the Content Areas
Identify Your Unit's Objectives
Give Effective Writing Assignments
Vary Formats and Perspectives
Ask Students to Write Frequently
Provide Sufficient Time for Prewriting Activities
Publish and Celebrate Your Students' Writing
Exploratory Writing Activities for the Content Areas
Quick Writes and "Hot Cards"
Learning Logs
Journals
Thesis-Based Writing Activities for the Content Areas
Thesis-Support Writing Activities
Data-Provided Writing Activities
Concept Application Writing Activities
Pro and Con Writing Activities
Framed Assignments
The Research Paper: An Inquiry-Based Task
Goals and Stages
Teaching Recommendations
Writing Activities that Encourage Playfulness and Creativity
Raft
Spawn
Essay and Short-Answer Examinations: Using Writing to Evaluate
Preparing Students for Content-Area Essay Exams
Preparing Students for Short-Answer Questions
Responding to Students' Writing
Responding to Students' Exploratory Writing
Responding to Students' More Formal Writing Tasks
References
Reading and Learning from Multiple Sources
Common Types of Multiple Sources to Enrich the Content Classroom
Young Adult Literature
Graphic Novels and Comic Books
Primary Documents
Newspapers, Magazines, and Other Real-World Texts
Popular Media and Music
Guidelines and Practices for Integrating Multiple Sources into Content Classrooms
Identify Salient Themes and Concepts
Identify Appropriate Sources to Help Teach Concepts
Organize the Content and the Classroom for Multiple Sources
Managing the Classroom with Multiple Sources
Using Multiple Sources as Schema and Interest Builders
Use Multiple Sources to Extend Textbook Ideas
References
Learning Strategies
Guidelines for Teaching Learning Strategies
Understand the Importance of Students' Self-Knowledge
Emphasize Task Awareness
Stress the What, How, When, and Why of Strategy Use
Take the Time to Develop Students' Strategic Expertise
Use Content-Area Assignments as an Opportunity to Reinforce Learning Strategies
Important Basic Processes
Knowing the Format and Organization of a Textbook
Understanding Assignments
Previewing
Fixing Up Difficult Situations
Summarization and Taking Notes from Texts
Teaching Activities for Summarization
Text Notetaking Formats That Facilitate Students' Studying
Strategies for Taking Class Notes
The Split-Page Notetaking Format
The Synthesis Journal as a Notetaking Format
Strategies and Activities That Encourage Critical Thinking and Metacognitive Awareness
Study Sheets
Self-Questioning and the Questions/Answers Strategy
The Talk-Through
Helping Students Think Critically About Texts
Encouraging Students to Evaluate and Reflect
References
Expanding Literacy and Content Learning Through Information and Communication Technologies
Guidelines for Using Information and Communication Technologies in the Disciplinary Classroom
Provide Opportunities for Creative Uses of ICT Tools
Use ICT Tools in Ways That Promote Critical Thinking
Use ICT Tools in Ways That Promote Authentic Communication
Use ICT Tools in Ways That Increase Student Motivation for and Interest in Purposeful and Meaningful Learning
Use ICT Tools to Promote Collective Learning and Collaboration
Teaching and Learning Strategies Using ICTs Across The Curriculum
The Internet-The Ultimate ICT Tool
Word Processing for Meaningful Communication
Expanding Learning in Content Classrooms with Databases and Spreadsheets
Hypermedia Tools for Disciplinary Learning
Meaningful Literacy and Learning with Personal Digital Assistants and Handhelds
Accessing and Assessing Computer Technology
References
Honoring Diversity and Building Competence: Supporting Striving Adolescent Readers Across the Disciplines
What Does It Mean to Be a Striving Reader?
Who Are Striving Readers?
What Striving Readers Deserve: Confronting the Challenges
Striving Readers Deserve the Best Instruction from All Teachers
Striving Readers Deserve Effective Teachers Who Have the Knowledge and Practices to Deal with Their Needs
Effective Teachers Collaborate with Students, Teachers, Parents, and Administrators
Effective Teachers Employ Innovative Practices That Link Content and Literacy Learning
Strategies That Build Reading Competence for Diverse Learners
Sustained Encounters with Diverse Texts
Modified Texts in the Content Classroom
Embedding Skill Development in the Context of Authentic Learning
Bridging Students' Other Literacies with Academic Literacy
Cross-Age Tutoring
References
Young Adult Literature and Related Sources
Name Index
Subject Index

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