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Improving Adolescent Literacy: Content Area Strategies at Work Paperback – 6 April 2007

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  • Publisher : Pearson; 2 edition (6 April 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 225 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0132368765
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0132368766
  • Dimensions : 20.32 x 1.27 x 25.4 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

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Gay Ivey ― James Madison University

This is a highly practical and useable book for a range of teachers and teacher candidates.  Across the book, what I find most helpful are the descriptions of actual lessons.  Unlike most content area methods books on the market, this book seems to include real examples.  You get the feeling that the authors spend much time in high school classrooms and have a good feel of what’s currently happening and what works.  Especially valuable are examples of the strategies across different subject areas. 


Margot Kinberg, National University

The various topics are applied to many different content areas, so that nearly every teacher is likely to find a strategy that he or she can use.   Each chapter contains helpful graphics, useful concrete examples, and content-based strategies for implementing the various strategies in the classroom.  The book is very practical, easy to read, and well organized.  Information is easy to find and the busy practicing or pre-service teacher would no doubt find it to be a handy reference.


Karen Ford, Ball State University

The information is theoretically quite sound.  It provides the students with a wealth of strategies to facilitate comprehension. 

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Meet the Authors
Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department for Teacher Education at San Diego State University and the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Educational Collaborative.  He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award as well as the Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education.  He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design and has authored books such as 50 Content Area Strategies for Adolescent Literacy. He has taught a variety of courses in SDSU’s teacher-credentialing program as well as graduate-level courses on English language development and literacy. He has also taught English, writing, and literacy development to public school students.
Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and the Coordinator of Professional Development Schools for the City Heights Educational Collaborative.  A former classroom teacher in Florida, Dr. Frey now teaches pre-service and graduate courses and is the President of the Greater San Diego Reading Association. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Readingfor Information in Elementary School: Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension.

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