Improving Adolescent Literacy: Content Area Strategies at Work, 5th edition

  • Douglas Fisher, 
  • Nancy Frey

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Improving Adolescent Literacy offers real-world instructional strategies and practical procedures to promote success in literacy and content area learning. Authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey provide instructional routines that will enable middle and secondary school teachers to bolster their students' content literacy skills. Vignettes from actual classrooms depict the chapter's instructional approach in action. Research-based rationales provide an in-depth look at how to implement the strategy, along with examples of each strategy across the curriculum.

The 5th Edition includes new chapters focused on building and activating background knowledge, group work, and formative and summative assessments.

Published by Pearson (June 11th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137413508

Subject: Reading & Literacy

Category: Content Area Reading


1. Ensuring All Students Read, Write, Think, and Learn
2. Setting the Stage: Building and Activating Background Knowledge
3. Word for Word: Vocabulary Development Across the Curriculum
4. Well Read: Promoting Comprehension Through Read-Alouds, Shared Readings, and Close Reading
5. Why Ask? Questioning Strategies that Prompt Thinking
6. Speaking Volumes: Using Collaborative Conversations to Build Students' Content Knowledge
7. Picture This: Graphic Organizers in the Classroom
8. Getting it Down: Making and Taking Notes Across the Curriculum
9. Powerful Pens: Writing to Learn Content
10. Taking Stock: Formative and Summative Assessments

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