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Literacy for Real: Reading, Thinking, and Learning in the Content Areas (Language & Literacy Practitioners Bookshelf) (Language and Literacy Practitioners Bookshelf)

ISBN13: 9780807749432
ISBN: 0807749435
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Published Date:
Pages: 144
Average Goodreads rating: 3.18/5 (11 ratings)

Written for the busy practitioner by an experienced professional development consultant, writer, and speaker, Literacy for Real is a hands-on guide to meaningful reading across the content areas of English, math, science, and social studies in grades 6-12. It presents key information that addresses all types of 21st-century literacy--visual, digital, and print--in an easy-to-use format. The book centers on classroom practices and strategies for helping students tackle the reading required for subject-area study. Chapters focus on engagement, vocabulary, comprehension, and critical reading, and each includes sample activities as well as a list of resources. Avoiding the one-size-fits-all model, this guide instead offers foundational practices based on what we know about learning.

Research-based strategies for content-area reading instruction, with a focus on student engagement. Online, multimedia texts for today's 21st century classrooms. Interactive lessons that teachers can adapt to their own needs.