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:
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)