Teaching Content Reading and Writing
This book presents reading and writing instruction from a middle school and secondary school perspective. Its major focus is classroom instruction ... Show synopsis This book presents reading and writing instruction from a middle school and secondary school perspective. Its major focus is classroom instruction which teaches content knowledge and supports students' literacy abilities in the content areas. It also gives teachers sound, theory-based instructional strategies for increasing their teaching effectiveness and developing student's literacy/learning abilities. Current topics discussed include: cooperative learning; portfolio assessment; reading and writing across the curriculum; thematic instruction and learned instruction across subject areas; developing lifelong readers and writers; second language learning; giftedness; and gender differences. Throughout this comprehensive book, attention is given to issues of cultural and language diversity and the changing needs of middle school and secondary school populations.