Literacy for Learning: A Handbook of Teaching Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers is a collection of proven, effective teaching strategies to promote content area literacy and help teachers incorporate literacy learning as a means of improving learning in all subject areas. The book presents a concise overview of content area literacy research and a rationale for teachers in all subject areas. Those who teach, or are about to teach, middle and high school students, will find a variety of engaging strategies for improving student comprehension and retention of content material. Numerous examples of how the strategies can be used across the curriculum are included. 122 strategies in all are included, plus tips and suggestions for their use. This valuable, handy, and easy-to-use resource contains strategies for teaching reading, writing, and vocabulary. Each section contains numerous strategies for use across the curriculum. An additional section focuses on ways to incorporate technology and multi-media resources into teaching to promote learning. Each strategy presented includes learning objectives, Common Core State Standards connections, a concise overview, and simple, easy-to-follow instructions for implementing the strategies. Teachers can pick up this book and immediately begin using the strategies in their own classrooms. With the implementation of Common Core State Standards, it will become more important than ever for every teacher to be a literacy teacher. This book should find widespread acceptance as a handy tool to help all teachers achieve this goal.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; December 2013
- ISBN: 9781442226968
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Literacy for Learning
- Author: Berry, Gregory, Ed.D
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
About The Author
Gregory Berry is currently an English teacher at South Salem High School in Salem, Oregon, where he has also served as Teacher Leader, Instructional Coach, and Instructional Coordinator. He received his BA in English, BS in education, and MS in education from Eastern Oregon University (1986, 1990). Berry completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, from Portland State University in 2009.