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Content area literacy : learners in context

Author: Mark William Conley
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using the unique Learners in Context framework, top literacy researcher Mark Conley sets the new standard for content area reading textbooks. This new and much-awaited text provides teachers with tools and techniques for helping adolescents develop a full complement of literacy skills necessary for learning across all content areas in today's environment." "Due to ongoing advancements in technology, new demands of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark William Conley
ISBN: 0205455980 9780205455980
OCLC Number: 155756131
Description: xxxiii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Content area literacy: helping all adolescents learn in new times --
Adolescent literacy, diversity, and teaching today's learners --
How to pursue high expectations for teaching and learning in an era of standards and accountability --
Ongoing assessment --
Understanding and using texts --
Planning for teaching and learning --
Activating prior knowledge and increasing motivation --
Building vocabulary knowledge and strategies --
Guiding students' reading to learn --
Guiding students' critical literacy --
Developing content area writers --
Building community from inside and outside the classroom.
Responsibility: Mark W. Conley.
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"Using the unique Learners in Context framework, top literacy researcher Mark Conley sets the new standard for content area reading textbooks. This new and much-awaited text provides teachers with tools and techniques for helping adolescents develop a full complement of literacy skills necessary for learning across all content areas in today's environment." "Due to ongoing advancements in technology, new demands of higher educational standards, state testing and the diverse needs of today's adolescents, the field of adolescent literacy is rapidly changing. Content Area Literacy: Learners in Context provides teachers with tools for using content literacy to meet these demands by focusing on the learners and their unique contexts. Using cutting edge research in the field, Dr. Conley not only presents research-based teaching practices, but also connects the practices to learning strategies for students."--Jacket.

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