Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

Edited by Kathleen A. Hinchman, Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas

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Description

A respected teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a complete overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Leading educators describe effective practices for inspiring diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers.

Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume.

New to this edition:

  • Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout
  • Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction
  • Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching

WestEd’s Cynthia Greenleaf and Cindy Litman author a key chapter, “Traveling Together Over Difficult Ground: Negotiating Success with a Profoundly Inexperienced Reader in an Introduction to Chemistry Class.”

Praise

  • This volume provides a rich collection of ideas and strategies from top scholars in the field. It offers educators a roadmap for successfully promoting adolescents’ comprehension, vocabulary development, and independent learning. The second edition responds to the enormous wave of change brought about by the CCSS. It describes ways teachers can expand their repertoire of instructional support across the content areas and engage students in close reading of increasingly complex texts.

    Thomas W. Bean, PhD, Department of Teaching and Learning, Old Dominion University

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