Publication Date: April 6, 2009
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Written for the busy practitioner by an experienced professional development consultant, writer, and speaker, Literacy for Real is a hands-on guide to meaningful reading across the content areas of English, math, science, and social studies in grades 6–12. It presents key information that addresses all types of 21st-century literacy—visual, digital, and print—in an easy-to-use format. The book centers on classroom practices and strategies for helping students tackle the reading required for subject-area study. Chapters focus on engagement, vocabulary, comprehension, and critical reading, and each includes sample activities as well as a list of resources. Avoiding the one-size-fits-all model, this guide instead offers foundational practices based on what we know about learning.
ReLeah Cossett Lent is a national consultant who facilitates the development of literacy leadership teams and professional learning communities within schools and districts.
“An immensely hopeful and forward-looking book with immediate applications.”
—From the Foreword by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University
"This is a thoughtful and well-grounded resource of ideas and practical suggestions for helping teachers meet the content literacy needs of all students."
—William G. Brozo, George Mason University, Fairfax, co-author of Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition