Literacy for Learning: A Handbook of Teaching Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers is a collection of 122 effective, proven, research-based teaching strategies to promote content area literacy and help teachers incorporate literacy learning as a means of improving reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary learning in all subject areas. Also included are technology-related resources and teaching strategies. Connections to CCSS are included.
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.
I. Part One: Getting Started with Content Area Literacy A. Introduction B. The Importance of Content Area Literacy C. Benefits of Using Good Strategies II. Part Two: Reading Strategies A. Variation in Types of Text Across Disciplines B. Responding to Reading C. Pre-Reading Strategies D. During Reading Strategies E. Post-Reading Strategies III. Part Three: Writing Strategies A. The Power of Writing B. What is Content Area Writing? C. Writing to Learn Assignments that Increase Student Engagement D. Easy, Simple Ways to Incorporate Writing E. Alternatives to Formal Writing F. Writing Activities for Specific Content Areas G. More Great Writing Strategies IV. Part Four: Vocabulary Strategies A. The Importance of Vocabulary B. Vocabulary Strategies