The Path to Get There

Literacy Learning for Higher Student Achievement Across the Disciplines

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Code: TCP0638

ISBN: 9781760010638

No of Pages: 174

Publish Date: 02 April 2014

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Both the new national curriculum in Australia and the Common Core State Standards in America have identified literacy as a cross-curricular capability that is critical to school and future success. Together, five skills – reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing – comprise the literacies that students must develop if they are to master content and be successful in university or the workplace. This book will assist content-area teachers in understanding and teaching the literacy skills that apply to their various subjects. The role of literacy learning in humanities and social studies, science and technical subjects is explained in detail, including examples of lessons designed to ensure student mastery. Although the focus of the book is on unpacking the Common Core, there is significant correspondence with the Australian Curriculum, and Australian teachers will find much of value for enhancing their own literacy instruction and classroom practice.

Further, this authoritative resource:

  • gives practical examples of quality instruction
  • provides specific guidance for including EAL/D students on the path to success
  • offers strategies for assessing student performance, demonstrating how to use oral language, questions, writing, projects and tests to check for understanding
  • discusses ways to organise assessment information so that patterns of performance can be identified to improve re-teaching efforts
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Price A$32.95
ISBN 9781760010638
Publish date 2014-04-02 00:00:00
Partner ID 20278
Partner Name Columbia Teachers College Press