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Content-Area Literacy: Reaching and Teaching the 21st Century

Title 2:
Tom Bean, Scott Baldwin & John Readence
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Literacy is about far more than just reading books. Twenty-first century learners are exposed to a variety of learning materials, from multi-modal texts to visuals audio devices and teaching tools. Content-Area Literacy:  Reaching and Teaching the 21st Century Adolescent outlines an exciting approach to teaching adolescent learners in the digital age, as well as effective and fun ways to differentiate instruction and incorporate technology for learning.

Written by Tom Bean, John Readence and Scott Baldwin, this book offers teachers practical instructional strategies and resources for targeting different content areas, including specific strategies that incorporate multi-modal elements.  Additionally, compelling vignettes will help teachers think of and create their own unique differentiated units and lesson plans that go beyond reliance on text books and incorporate music, visuals, and voice-overs.

Each chapter shows teachers how to support their ongoing efforts to use multi-modal techniques in their classrooms. Teachers will find easy-to-implement activities that incorporate high and low-tech tools and devices, encourage student creativity, and are compatible with diverse learning styles.

Chapter topics include:

  • Multi-Modality: The Changing Nature of Texts
  • Vocabulary Development Using Multi-Modal Space in the Content Areas
  • Comprehension and Critical Reading
  • Evaluating the Production of Students’ Multi-Modal Texts

Each chapter is organized for ease-of-use and includes:

  • A vignette from a classroom that illustrates the characteristics of today’s middle school learner
  • Definition of terms related to multi-modal elements and technologies
  • Recommended readings
  • Examples of tried-and-true lesson plans
  • Suggestions for extension

The book concludes with a glossary containing the highlighted terms within each chapter, references cited and a list of on-line resources.

A must-have resource for all middle school teachers looking to use technology for learning to engage their students and build 21st century skills.

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