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This book’s unique approach to teaching content area literacy in middle and high school classrooms will actively engage students in reading and writing and the very activities that they will use to teach literacy to their own students. Rather than passively learning about strategies for incorporating content area literacy activities, students will get hands-on experience in such techniques as mapping/webbing, anticipation guides, K-W-L charts, and journal writing and reflection.
This second edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas incorporates countless resources, including discussions of and book lists for children’s and young adult literature, primary sources, biographies, essays and poetry as well as resources about literacy and the art of teaching; numerous concrete examples and practical suggestions make it a valuable tool for teaching. Throughout, readers will encounter the voices of adolescent learners, experienced and preservice content area teachers, and leading content area figures discussing their own literacy and learning experiences. These resources, and the book's concrete examples and practical suggestions, will provide your students with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their content area classrooms.
Author Sharon Kane demonstrates how relevant reading, writing, speaking, listening, and visual learning activities can improve learning in content area subjects and help students meet national content knowledge standards and benchmarks. This book demonstrates that a standards-based curriculum can use literacy strategies not as add-ons but as integral to content teaching itself.