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Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms (6th Edition)

Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms (6th Edition)
Author: Donna E. Alvermann - Stephen F. Phelps - Victoria
ISBN 13: 9780137145522
ISBN 10: 137145527
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-03-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
List Price: $145.20

In an era of high accountability, the sixth edition of Content Area Reading and Literacy  provides in-depth and integrated attention to the needs of students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, especially the literacy needs of English learners. 


A continuing best-seller, this well-respected text has been lauded for its scope of topics and examples, its research-based information, and its accessible writing style.  This new edition also addresses new frameworks for reading and writing instruction, including a sociocultural perspective on teaching and learning and insights from the New Literacies


Exciting changes in this edition include:

Anticipation Guides at the beginning of each chapter provide a venue for pre-reading discussion, either in class or online. 

A Literacy Coaches’ Corner box has been added to each chapter discussing issues related to working effectively with literacy coaches.

Includes more classroom-tested and research-based teaching and learning strategies to use across the curriculum throughout the text.

Focuses on the key differences among the disciplines with respect to vocabulary and comprehension.

Provides a new overview of literacy-related difficulties encountered in different content areas, such as:

English/Language arts—problems are often related to the broad range of genres students must read, such as poetry, short stories, novels, literature, mysteries, or historical fiction.

Science and math—the density of the text can be problematic and students may have to handle  several different text structures and content structures.

Social studies—information can often be categorized as related to people, places, or events. 

Takes into account the new 21st century literacies and the disciplinary literacies associated with vocabulary development and comprehension, particularly those known to cause difficulty in the different subject areas.

Includes strategies for comprehending online.

Emphasizes differentiated writing for different disciplines.

A MyEducationLab interactive website (www.myeducationlab.com) created specifically to accompany this edition that includes videos, simulations, case studies, activities, practice tests, study plans, an e-book, and more to help prepare students for teaching careers.