Content Area Literacy: Learners in Context / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Using the unique Learners in Context framework, top literacy researcher Mark Conley sets the new standard for content area reading books. This new and much-awaited book provides teachers with tools and techniques for helping adolescents develop a full complement of literacy skills necessary for learning across all content areas in today’s environment.
Due to ongoing advancements in technology, new demands of higher educational standards, state testing and the diverse needs of today’s adolescents, the field of adolescent literacy is rapidly changing. Content Area Literacy: Learners in Context provides teachers with tools for using content literacy to meet these demands by focusing on the learners and their unique contexts. Using cutting edge research in the field, Dr. Conley not only presents research-based teaching practices, but also connects the practices to learning strategies for students. As a result, instructors no longer have to “invent” practical applications or “suggest” learning outcomes for students. As Dr. Donald Deshler from the Center for Research on Learning states “Dr. Conley has done a brilliant job of describing the context within which educational solutions must be generated and the form that these solutions must take in order to be embraced by teachers as well as to be sufficiently powerful to significantly improve student outcomes.”
About the Author
Dr. Conley previously served as the coordinator of the doctoral program within the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Currently, Dr. Conley maintains a close connection with the practices and practitioners in today’s schools as the curriculum developer and planner for the Memphis Literacy Corps, a literacy-tutoring program in Memphis City Schools involving 900 college age tutors and 3000 children. Dr. Conley has served on the Board of Directors for the National Reading Conference, 2006—2008. He continues to serve on the Quality Undergraduate Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education in Reading Task Force and Literacy Coach Task Force for the International Reading Association.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 Content Area Literacy: Promoting Learning for Today’s Challenges
Chapter 1 Content Area Literacy: Helping All Adolescents Learn in New Times
Chapter 2 Adolescent Literacy, Diversity, and Teaching Today’s Learners
Chapter 3 How to Pursue High Expectations for Teaching and Learning in an Era of Standards and Accountability
Chapter 4 Alternative Ways to Plan and Teach Lessons
SECTION 2 Content Area Literacy: Teaching Today’s Learners
Chapter 5 Understanding and Using Texts
Chapter 6 Ongoing Assessment
Chapter 7 Activating Prior Knowledge and Increasing Motivation Before Reading
Chapter 8 Building Vocabulary Knowledge and Strategies
Chapter 9 Guiding Students during Reading
Chapter 10 Guiding Students’ Critical Literacy
Chapter 11 Developing Content Area Writers
Chapter 12 Building Literacy and Community from Inside and Outside the Classroom