Publication Date: December 3, 2010
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This book by Judith Langer —internationally known scholar in literacy learning—examines how learners gain knowledge and become academically literate in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history. Based on extensive research, it offers a new framework for conceptualizing knowledge development (rather than information collection), and explores how one becomes literate in ways that mark “knowing” in a field. Langer identifies key principles for practice and demonstrates how the framework and the principles together can undergird highly successful instruction across the curriculum. With many examples from middle and high schools, this resource will help educators to plan and implement engaging, exciting, and academically successful programs.
Essential reading for pre- and inservice teachers and curriculum developers, this book:
Judith A. Langer is an internationally known scholar in literacy learning and Distinguished Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is the author of Getting to Excellent: How to Create Better Schools.
"A major addition to the field."
—Richard A. Allington, coauthor of No Quick Fix
“This is an approach that is long overdue.”
—Kathleen Hinchman, Syracuse University, School of Education
2012 2012 NCTE David H. Russell Research Award