"This book continues where Reading for Understanding left off: with the promise that kids can do what the world asks of them if they learn how to read the world and the words from which it is made." — Jim Burke, author, The Readers Handbook and English Teachers Companion
Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship Classroomsby Audrey Fielding (Editor), Ruth Schoenbach (Editor)
Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship is a volume for middle and high school students addressing the topic of literacy and the important role it plays in our lives. Featuring lively and provocative essays, journalistic writings, and poetry as well as inspiring personal stories, the anthology offers a broad range of cultural and historical perspectives on the following themes:
Literacy and Identity: The different ways people see themselves as readers.
Literacy and Power: How reading and writing can open doors in our lives.
How We Read: The different ways our minds work as we try to understand what we read.
Breaking Codes: Our need to navigate unfamiliar types of texts.
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Meet the Author
Audrey Fielding is a consultant with the Strategic Literacy Initiative of WestEd and the Bay Area Writing Program.
Ruth Schoenbach is codirector of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd.
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