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Academic Literacy Readings and Strategies

ISBN-10: 0618639462
ISBN-13: 9780618639465
Edition: 4th 2007
Authors: Jill Lewis
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Description: Academic Literacycombines a mid-level handbook of reading strategies with textbook readings from six different disciplines to help students succeed across the college curriculum. This useful combination of readings and handbook allows instructors  More...

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Book details

List price: $166.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Academic Literacycombines a mid-level handbook of reading strategies with textbook readings from six different disciplines to help students succeed across the college curriculum. This useful combination of readings and handbook allows instructors great teaching flexibility. In addition to the many academic readings,Academic Literacyalso includes a substantive apparatus of detailed instructions and exercises, techniques for active listening and note taking, short-answer questions, tips on how to prepare for tests, and tests that engage students' critical-thinking skills. It especially emphasizes self-assessment as a way to develop good reading habits. New!Approximately fifty percent new readings include works by Brenda Fowler, Andrew Sullivan, and Paul Klebnikov. New!A new chapter includes coverage on evaluating Web-based materials. Updated!Additional instruction on word structure, major and minor details, and point of view expands students' understanding of these key reading topics. Updated!Using Technologyactivities have been revised and updated for currency. These activities provide students with opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking by integrating computer-based activities with traditional text-based experiences. Each chapter in Part Two offers paired readings that present differing viewpoints on the same subject.

Susan Lenski, EdD, is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University, where she teaches graduate reading and language arts courses. Previously, Dr. Lenski taught school for 20 years, working with children from kindergarten through high school. During her years as a teacher, she was awarded the Nila Banton Smith Award from the International Reading Association (IRA) for integrating reading in content-area classes and was instrumental in leading her school to receive an Exemplary Reading Program Award. Dr. Lenski was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame in 1999, and she served on the IRA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2007. Her research interests focus on strategic reading and writing, adolescent literacy, preparing teacher candidates, and social justice education. She has published more than 65 articles and 14 books. nbsp; Jill Lewis, EdD, is Professor of Literacy Education at New Jersey City University, where she teaches graduate courses in reading, and reading development courses to underprepared freshmen. Previously she taught high school English and reading in public schools and at a community college. Dr. Lewis is a past member of the IRA’s Board of Directors (2004 to 2007), chaired IRA’s Government Relations Committee, is an IRA Volunteer Education Consultant for a secondary school literacy project in Macedonia, and volunteered in IRA’s Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking project. She served on several state-level task forces, including the New Jersey Task Force on Middle School Literacy, and co-chaired New Jersey’s Task Force for Curriculum Framework for Language Arts Literacy. Dr. Lewis was a Princeton University Faculty Fellow for policy studies and directed community leadership programs in New Jersey. The New Jersey Reading Association awarded her its Distinguished Service Award in 2002. She has authored numerous articles on adolescent literacy, professional development, advocacy, and content-area reading, and has published several books.

Note:Each chapter concludes with a Chaper Summary and an Extended Application, which includes ""Working Together"" and ""Using Technology.""
Handbook for Reading and Studying Strategies
Taking Control of Your Reading
Assessing Your Academic Self-Esteem
Taking Control of Your Learning
Taking Control of Your Learning Environment
Taking Control of Your Comprehension
Preparing for Tests
Using Context Clues and Other Strategies for Increasing Vocabulary
How Will Context Help You Read Academic Te

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