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Teaching Content Reading and Writing

Teaching Content Reading and Writing
Author: Martha Rapp Ruddell
ISBN 13: 9780470084045
ISBN 10: 470084049
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2007-03-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 494
List Price: N/A

Link theory and practice to effectively teach today’s adolescents

With the passage of the “No Child Left Behind” Act and increasing pressures on teachers to produce results, true literacy is no longer optional—all the more so in a technological world, where adolescent “literacy” has become increasingly diverse and complex. In this new edition of Teaching Content Reading and Writing, Martha Rapp Ruddell provides you with the evidence-based theories and practices you need to rise to the demand of today's schools and to make decisions about the most effective ways to teach today’s learners.

Updated and revised in light of the evolving realities of adolescent lives and literacies, Teaching Content Reading and Writing, Fifth Edition offers a wealth of ready-to-implement ideas and features to help you achieve success in your classroom, including:

  • Up-to-date discussions of adolescent literacies—including digital literacies such as iPods, podcasts, IM, and blogs

  • Suggestions for content area instruction that supports the needs of all learners

  • Centerpiece Lesson Plans that show you how to apply and adapt instructional strategies for specific content area lessons

  • How To Do feature—step-by-step instructions you can use to plan lessons

  • Creating Strategic Readers, Writers, and Learners—specific suggestions for helping your students take charge of their own learning and become confident learners

  • Online Video Vignettes of real teachers teaching real students let you see how the strategies play out in the classroom

  • Opening-chapter classroom scenarios, Double Entry Journal prompts, end-of-chapter What This Chapter Means to You, and other guides to connect what you learn to your own experience and classroom 


Outlining strategies for promoting literacy, this book describes the history and current state of literacy instruction; literacy and language processes in first and second languages; and guidance for evaluating instructional materials, assessing student progress, and developing lifelong readers and writers. Issues of comprehension, vocabulary, and diversity are emphasized. An appendix includes sample lesson plans. Ruddell teaches education at Sonoma State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)