Building Content Literacy Strategies for the Adolescent Learner

ISBN-10: 141295715X
ISBN-13: 9781412957151
Edition: 2010
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Roberta L. Sejnost is a university professor and literacy consultant who has taught secondary-level courses in social studies, reading, and English, and college-level courses in literacy, authentic assessment, brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, and cooperative learning. A nationally recognized staff developer and certified trainer, Sejnost has presented at over 200 educational conferences across the country. In 2003, she received the Reading Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Reading Council. Sejnost received a master of education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a doctorate of education in curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University, Chicago.

Sharon L. Thiese is certified in gifted education and serves as facilitator for the Acceleration and Enrichment Program at the high school where she teaches. She also has served as the high school faculty advisor for the student literary magazine and the National Honor Society. Listed in Who�s Who of American Educators , Thiese has taught graduate level classes for St. Xavier�s University, facilitated workshops, and presented at educational conferences across the country.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Challenge of Adolescent Literacy
What Is the Challenge?
How Can We Meet the Challenge?
Content Area Literacy
Meeting the Standards
The Challenge of Reading Diverse Texts
Reading Narrative Texts
Reading Expository Texts
Scaffolding Instruction for Special Needs Students
Chapter Summary
Teaching Specialized and Technical Vocabulary
The Implication of Teaching Vocabulary
Teaching Vocabulary in Content Area Disciplines
Word Categorization Activities
Graphic Representations
The Writing Connection
Chapter Summary
Reading to Learn in Content Area Disciplines
Reading in Specific Content Area Disciplines
Scaffolding Reading in Specific Content Areas
Chapter Summary
Writing to Learn in Content Area Disciplines
A Rationale for Writing to Learn
Writing-to-Learn Strategies
Chapter Summary
Speaking to Learn in Content Area Disciplines
A Rationale for Speaking to Learn
Speaking-to-Learn Strategies
Chapter Summary
Fostering Real World Literacy
The Literacies of the Real World
The Internet
Informational Literacy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Information-Gathering and Analysis Activities
Problem-Based Project Learning
Project-Based Learning
Media Literacy
Visual Literacy
Chapter Summary
References
Index

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