From the Back Cover
With the Fifth Edition of this practical and engaging book, this respected and dynamic team of authors introduces teachers to K-12 content reading instruction. Unique in its field, Developing Readers and Writers in the Content Areas progresses from general practices and settings to units of instruction and specific lesson planning. Up-to-date focus on standards-based teaching and learning addresses elementary, middle-school, and high-school teaching, and it is also appropriate for mixed grade levels.
New features of this edition include plans on how to benefit most from No Child Left Behind legislation, a brand-new chapter on differentiating instruction to tackle literacy for English Learners and special needs students, and a wealth of examples of classroom teaching integrating computer software and websites.
Developing Readers and Writers in the Content Areas contains chapters on comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and studying, and helps readers apply content-area literacy practices to all aspects of the curriculum, from English language arts to science and mathematics. Distinctive aids such as “Looking Ahead” and “Key Ideas” provide summaries and topics of each chapter, while “Try It Out” sections encourage learners to apply the ideas in their own classrooms.