Tools for Teaching Content Literacy
Reading and writing across content areas is emphasised in the standards and on high-stakes tests at the state and national level. As educators seek to incorporate content-area literacy into their teaching, they confront a maze of theories, instructional strategies and acronyms like REAP, TAG and RAFT. Teachers who do work their way through the myriad content reading and writing strategies are discovering not all activities are appropriate for content instruction: only those with a strong research base meet the high standards expected in classrooms today.
Janet Allen has developed the ideal support for teachers who want to improve their reading instruction across the curriculum. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy is designed as a ready reference for content reading and writing instruction. Each of the 33 strategies includes:
- a brief description and purpose for each strategy
- a research base that documents the origin and effectiveness of the strategy
- graphic organisers to support the lesson
- classroom vignettes from different year levels and content areas to illustrate the strategy in use.
The perfect size to slip into a plan book, Tools for Teaching Content Literacy highlights effective instructional strategies and innovative ideas to help you design lessons that meet your students’ academic needs as well as content standards. The definitions, descriptions and research sources also provide a quick reference when implementing state and national standards, designing assessments, writings grants or evaluating resources for literacy instruction.
|Publish date||2015-09-07 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Stenhouse Publishers|
|Key Learning Area||Cross-Curricular|