The sixth edition of this landmark reference represents classic and trend-setting scholarship that is among the best in the field. Through careful evaluation of reader surveys and focus groups, the editors have extended the book’s reach into domains of research and instruction that affect practitioners, graduate students, literacy teacher educators, and researchers.
Over half of the chapters in this edition are new to Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, and eight of these new chapters were specially commissioned for this volume. Twenty percent of the chapters from previous editions have been revised by their authors to reflect current research and instructional developments in the field. Questions for Reflection accompany each chapter to assist readers in transforming their current knowledge base through discussion and deeper thinking about theory, research, and instruction.
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Alvermann is Distinguished Research Professor of Reading Education at the University of Georgia.
Chapters such as “Implementing a Response to Intervention Model to Improve Reading Outcomes for All Students,” “Integrating Reading Strategies and Knowledge Building in Adolescent Literacy Instruction,” and “Reading Engagement Among African American and European American Students” reflect changes and current thinking in the field. Others focus on core and timeless elements of reading instruction, such as word recognition, fluency, and comprehension.
Following in the tradition of previous editions, the editors give readers the opportunity to learn from the experts, with contributions from today’s most influential scholars. The chapter-ending reflection questions will spark discussion in teacher education classes or school-based professional development.
This collection is highly readable and keeps the teacher—and the work of teaching students to read—at the forefront, making it a powerful resource for teachers and teacher educators.
This edition features heightened attention multimodal meaning construction, more discussion of practical implications of the ideas presented, and co-authored teacher commentaries at the end of each section. A Companion Website, new for this edition, facilitates practical application of the text’s key ideas, with discussion questions, and links to instructional activities, blogs, additional readings and viewings, and interactive web pages, and videos.
A focus on learning content through discipline-appropriate literacy practices, a strong emphasis on writing, and a current look at the use of media in teaching are hallmarks of the new edition of this widely popular text. Throughout, middle and secondary school teachers get a readable presentation of discipline-appropriate literacy practices and examples and adaptions of selected strategies. Set up to ensure comprehension, the chapters link to the Learning Cycle presented in the beginning of the book, graphic organizers help readers navigate chapter content, and questions, summaries, vignettes, and examples make the concepts clear. This edition of Content Area Reading and Literacy features three full chapters focusing on writing instruction, integrates culture and diversity throughout, and expands or reemphasizes important topics, such as life-long readers and learners beyond the printed text, close and critical reading in discipline-appropriate ways, evidence-based writing, and multimodal texts.
In this authoritative, highly-respected best seller, pre- and in-service teachers get a wealth of strategies and ideas for teaching content area literacy in an era of high accountability. In-depth attention to the needs of students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds is integrated throughout and the guide features a presentation of a wide scope of topics and examples, research-based information, and an accessible writing style. The ideas the trusted authors present are backed by research, tested in real classrooms, and designed to help teachers apply what is useful to their own particular disciplines, making Content Area Reading and Literacy the ideal guide to using reading, writing, and literature effectively to teach in the content areas.