New York : Teachers College Press ; Denver, CO : Public Education & Business Coalition ; Newark, DE : International Reading Association, c2009.
xii, 203 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192) and index.
This inspirational resource challenges educators to view adolescent literacy as a 'civil right' that enables students to understand essential content and to develop as independent learners. Edited by the Vice President of Education at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a nonprofit that is nationally regarded for its expertise in literacy and professional development, the book is a call to action and a practical guide for reform-minded schools and districts, and for teachers seeking to help all adolescent learners achieve at high levels. It is replete with vivid illustrations of exemplary classroom practice across all content areas. It also offers important frameworks to help teachers implement those practices in their own schools. Perfect for professional learning communities, study groups, and individual teachers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)