Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2005 - Education - 432 pages
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"The Fourth Edition Builds on Past Strengths and Adds New Ones... "

Student Centered. Culturally Diverse Students. Evidence-Based Standards.

Written by renowned authors Donna Alvermann and Steven Phelps, the Fourth Edition includes more emphasis and information on addressing the literacy needs of English language learners and culturally diverse students, a new focus on evidence-based practices and standards, and key information on newer frameworks for reading and writing instruction, such as the sociocultural New Literacies Framework, that equips students to teach content area literacy from a student-centered approach.

What Continues to Make This Book a Best Seller...

  • Increased discussion of English language learners.
  • New evidence-based research icons highlighting current research
  • New standards icons from various subject areas help pre-service teachers make the connection on how content area literacy instruction helps them meet the standards in their disciplines.
  • New writing icons throughout the chapters point to writing examples.
  • Thoroughly revised Chapter 7, " Reading to Learn."
  • New information for all of the content areas in every chapter is represented in the examples, lessons, vignettes, and scenarios, making it easier for students enrolled from different discipline areas to locate content-specific/relevant examples.

Ringing Endorsements for "Content Area Reading and Literacy, Fourth Edition"
" Chapter 14-- " Teaching for Diversity." "This is an excellent chapter that certification students and other graduate students can use to understand more about thetypes of diversity categories that are present in instructional settings. This textbook is excellent for students." "
Lavernia F. Hutchison, University of Houston-- Central Campus

"" There are many strengths in this text. I particularly like the way it is laid out. I believe that helping the students to see the importance of content literacy from the very beginning is extremely important. Immediately following this topic the students then move directly into diversity, which includes the understanding the meaning of language and culture. Both of these topics form the basis for the rest of the course. Overall, I believe that this book is an excellent text for teaching in the Content Area." "
Randy M. Wood, Baylor University

"" The strengths of this text include the authors in depth knowledge of the field of content area reading. Their chapter on assessing textbooks is invaluable for secondary teachers who don't understand the difficulty of some textbooks and the problems these texts can cause students. The chapter on multiculturalism and the ESL learner is a strength. The chapter on vocabulary is outstanding." "
Patricia J. Pollifrone, Gannon University

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Language Diversityr and Culture
Diversity in Language and Learning
Teaching and Learning in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

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About the author (2005)

Alvermann is Distinguished Research Professor of Reading Education at the University of Georgia.

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