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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- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
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