Building Academic Literacy: Lessons from Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms, Grades 6-12 / Edition 1

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Building Academic Literacy: Lessons from Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms, Grades 6-12, features pieces by five middle and high school teachers working with the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework introduced in Reading for Understanding, (Schoenbach, et al, Jossey-Bass, 1999). Filled with instructional tips, lesson plans, and curriculum resources, this book offers guidance on conducting Academic Literacy courses as well as readings from a companion student book— Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship. It can serve as an excellent resource for any content area teacher, grades 6-12, looking for classroom-based ideas to motivate adolescents in becoming more active, engaged and strategic readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787965563
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2003
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition description: Grades 6-12
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors

Audrey Fielding is a consultant with the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd and the Bay Area Writing Program.
Ruth Schoenbach is codirector of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd.
Marean Jordan is director of Professional Development of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd.

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Table of Contents

1 Supporting Adolescent Readers: An Introduction to the Academic Literacy Course and the Reading Apprenticeship Framework 1
2 "A Really Good Conversation": Engaging Students in Working with Texts 17
3 Awakening the Reader Within 47
4 The Voice Inside Your Head Asks, "Are You Comprehending?" 91
5 Creating a Reading Apprenticeship Classroom 101
6 Designing an Effective Academic Literacy Course 111
App. A Academic Literacy Four-Unit Curriculum Matrix 125
App. B Academic Literacy Course Time Line: Embedding Routines Across the Year 131
App. C Academic Literacy in English: Course Description 133
App. D Academic Literacy, Unit Three: Reading History 137
App. E: Student Reading Survey 143
App. F Academic Literacy Student Competencies 149
App. G: Degrees of Reading Power: Test of Reading Comprehension 151
App. H: Degrees of Reading Power: Readability Index for Anthology Selections 153
Notes 161
Bibliography 165
About the Editors 171
About the Sponsor 173
Index 175
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