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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780137035120ISBN-10 0137035128
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-703511-XISBN-13 978-0-13-703511-3
Author(s): Richard T. Vacca; Jo Anne L. Vacca; Maryann Mraz
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 504
Description

Content Area Readingremains the market-leading text in content literacy and maintains the authors’ original objective-to offer an ambitious, coherent, and workable exploration of content literacy.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the text, Richard Vacca, Jo Anne Vacca, and new co-author Maryann Mraz, continue to offer us an accessible and comprehensible content area reading text. The book reflects the ever-changing practices within content literacy while remaining true to the original intent of the book: to reflect and examine research and practice in the areas of literacy, cognition and learning, educational policy, technology, and student diversity. Thoroughly updated and now divided into two parts, the text includes contemporary topics such as content standards, assessment, diversity, struggling readers, the No Child Left Behind Legislation, Reading First, and Reading Next. Part 1, “Learners, Literacies, and Texts”, places the focus on the cultural, linguistic, and academic diversity of today’s learners; their personal and academic literacies, and the kinds of texts that are integral to their lives in and out of schools. Part 2, “Instructional Practices and Strategies”, contains a multitude of evidence-based instructional strategies waiting to be adapted to meet the conceptual demands inherent in disciplinary learning. Through their updated revision, Vacca, Vacca, and Mraz, continue to provide a framework that focuses on the ability to use reading, writing, speaking, and listening processes to learn subject matter across the curriculum.

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