New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2009.
xi, 132 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
"Middle- through High-School"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-124) and index.
Engagement : reading's missing link
Building background for reading
Making meaning through reading
Vocabulary : the key to meaning
Reading for deep understanding
Reading and thinking critically
Expanding reading across content areas.
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 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. This book features research-based strategies for content-area reading instruction, with a focus on student engagement. It also features online, multimedia texts for today's 21st century classrooms, and interactive lessons that teachers can adapt to their own needs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)