Prepare future educators to strengthen the literacy skills of students in Grades 6 - 12 with this introductory reading textbook, based on the latest research, the Common Core Standards, and recommended instructional practices. The perfect first text on adolescent literacy, this expertly organised volume covers all the fundamentals of how reading and writing skills develop in older students and how to teach literacy within key academic content areas: language arts, math, science, and history.More than 20 of today's top authorities give educators the solid, practical background knowledge they'll need for the rest of their careers, as they shape the next generation of confident readers and writers. Prepare Future Educators to:Teach the fundamental components of literacy, with special emphasis on fluency, vocabulary, and comprehensionAddress the Common Core State StandardsPrepare students for college and career by teaching literacy in content areasDifferentiate instruction for struggling students and English language learnersImplement the highly effective RTI model and other multi-tiered systems of supportApply evidence-based instructional strategies in the classroomUse current legislation to inform classroom instruction
Martha Hougen, Ph.D. is the principal investigator of the College and Career Readiness Initiative: English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative, USA. Hougen's recent work focuses on improving preservice teacher education by providing university teacher educators with ongoing professional development and collaborative opportunities. She has worked with struggling readers as a general and special education teacher and administrator and as a university faculty member. She consults with state departments, universities, and school districts across the country on teacher education, reading, and special education.