Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

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qFrom leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage withtexts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough--students also need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential reading and writing skillsq-- Provided by publisher.Through this project, students used writing and peer discussion to express their beliefs and views about these issues. ... Then the students take each of their interpretations to a small group in which they write an interpretive essay on theanbsp;...

Title:Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines
Author:Tamara L. Jetton, Cynthia Shanahan
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-01-01


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