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Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies (Content Area Reading)

by Maureen Mclaughlin

McLaughlin's (reading education, East Stroudsburg U. of Pennsylvania) text is designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers of science, mathematics, social science, language, the arts, physical education, and other content areas in grades 6-12. Topics addressed include an overview of 21st-century students and innovations in content area teaching; multiple literacies; standards-based teaching and high-stakes assessment; comprehending content area texts; using comprehension strategies to guide and extend thinking; teaching vocabulary; teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students; writing; using technology in content classes; critical and creative thinking; using multiple modes of representation; assessment, evaluation, and reporting; and professional development. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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