Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12

Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12 Book Details:

Author : Vicky I. Zygouris-Coe

Release : 2014-11-01

ISBN-13 : 9780415661799

Page : 486

Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12 offers a comprehensive, timely, relevant approach to discipline-specific reading instruction that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the needs of teachers, students, and secondary schools across the nation. As schools, districts, states, and teacher preparation programs all look for ways to meet the content and literacy needs of students in secondary grades and at the same time to prepare them for the complex demands of college, careers, and the workforce, it is essential that pre-service and in-service teachers know how to provide instruction that both develops content and literacy knowledge and skills and aims at reducing student achievement gaps. Building on the research-supported premise that discipline-specific reading instruction is key to achieving these goals, this text provides practical guidance and strategies on how to prepare all students to succeed in college and the workforce. A set of pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in digging deeper and in applying the ideas and strategies presented in their own contexts. The Interactive Companion Website provides additional resources for instructors and students.