Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms

Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship Classrooms

by Audrey Fielding
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787965556
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/04/2003
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.52(d)

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From the Publisher
"Written ( . . .) for use in introducing students to the power of literacy for personal, academic, and social growth, this book adds a new layer of meaning to being strategically literate in today's culturally diverse classrooms— places where youth must build confidence in themselves as readers and learners in all walks of life." — Donna Alvermann, professor of education, University of Georgia, and past president, International Reading Association

"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

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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