Literacy for Real Reading, Thinking, and Learning in the Content Areas

ISBN-10: 0807749435
ISBN-13: 9780807749432
Edition: 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Written for the busy practitioner by an experienced professional development consultant, writer, and speaker, Literacy for Real is a hands-on guide to meaningful reading across the content areas of math, science, and social studies in grades 6-12.  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Written for the busy practitioner by an experienced professional development consultant, writer, and speaker, Literacy for Real is a hands-on guide to meaningful reading across the content areas of math, science, and social studies in grades 6-12. It presents key information that addresses all types of 21st century literacy--visual, digital, and print--in an easy-to-use format. The book centers on classroom practices and strategies for helping students tackle the reading required for subject-area study. Chapters focus on engagement, vocabulary, comprehension, and critical reading, and each includes sample activities as well as a list of resources. Avoiding the one-size-fits-all model, this guide instead offers foundational practices based on what we know about learning

Learn more about ReLeah Lent's PD offerings An international consultant, ReLeah Cossett Lent was a secondary teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida. The author of eight books--including Overcoming Textbook Fatigue --and chair of NCTE's Standing Committee Against Censorship, she is the recipient of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Award, NCTE's Intellectual Freedom Award, the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award, and most recently, the Florida Council of Teachers of English President's Award.

Foreword by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Engagement: Reading's Missing Link
Engagement in Reading
Engagement in Learning
Active Versus Passive Reading
Engagement and Multiple Intelligences
Integrating Concepts
Building Background for Reading
Brainstorming for Background Knowledge
Activating Background Knowledge through Prediction Guides
Building Background Knowledge through Dialogue
Integrating Concepts
Making Meaning through Reading
Reading in the Content Area
Recognizing Text Structure
Determining Importance
Generating Questions
Integrating Concepts
Vocabulary: The Key to Meaning
Challenges in World Study
Word Study Before Reading
Word Study During Reading
Word Study After Reading
Integrating Concepts
Reading for Deep Understanding
Superficial Coverage Versus Deep Study
Redefining Reading
Comprehension Monitoring and Metacognition
Reciprocal Teaching
Integrating Concepts
Reading and Thinking Critically
Critical Literacy
Activities That Foster Critical Thinking and Reading
Assessing Critical Reading and Thinking
Challenging Texts
Integrating Concepts
Online Reading
Internet Versus Print-Based Reading
Reading Critically Online
Online Research Inquiry Project
Integrating Concepts
Diverse Texts
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)
Classroom Libraries
Current Events Periodicals
Text Sets
Integrating Concepts
Resources
References
Index
About the Author

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