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Title The right to literacy in secondary schools : creating a culture of thinking / edited by Suzanne Plaut ; foreword by Theodore R. Sizer.

Published New York : Teachers College Press ; Denver, Colo. : Public Education & Business Coalition ; Newark, Del. : International Reading Association, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  428.00712 RIGH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 203 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-192) and index.
Contents The right to think: giving adolescents the skills to make sense of the world / Baynard Woods -- Metacognition: how thinking about their thinking empowers students / Jennifer Swinehart -- Not my enemy, but my friend: how literacy serves content-area goals / Angela Zehner -- Access and power right now: from school to world / Marjorie Larner -- Mathematics teaching for understanding: reasoning, reading, and formative assessment / Paula Miller and Dagmar Koesling -- The scientist in the classroom: the place of literacy within scientific inquiry / Moker Klaus-Quinlan and Jeff Cazier -- Argument and advocacy: rigorous talk about culturally relevant text in social studies / Joanna Leeds -- Self-assessment of standardized test data: empowering students to plan and own their learning in language arts / Lesli Cochran -- Engaging classroom communities: belonging, rigor, and support as three pillars of a thinking classroom / Michelle Morris Jones -- Thinking, not shuffling: expecting all students to use their minds well / Wendy Ward Hoffer -- Independence is the greatest gift I can give: using the gradual release of responsibility framework / Jennifer Kirmes -- Time to think: using the workshop structure so students think and teachers listen / Samantha Bennett.
Summary "This inspirational resource challenges educators to view adolescent literacy as a أcivil right؀ that enables students to understand essential content and to develop as independent learners. Edited by the Vice President of Education at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a nonprofit that is nationally known for its expertise in literacy and professional development, the book is a call to action and a practical guide for reform-minded schools and districts, and for teachers seeking to help all adolescent learners achieve at high levels. It is replete with vivid illustrations of exemplary classroom practice across all content areas. It also offers important frameworks to help teachers implement those practices in their own schools. Perfect for professional learning communities, study groups, and individual teachers, this book:Offers schools and districts inspiration and guidance for achieving a whole-school inquiry about adolescent learning, thinking, and literacy.Shows the specific role that literacy plays in each of the core content areas: math, science, social studies, and language arts.Includes proven tips for secondary and middle school teachers, based on the work of teachers in classrooms where students are achieving at high levels.Provides the common concepts and strategies necessary to help an entire faculty implement the models presented in the book."--Publisher's website.
Other author Plaut, Suzanne.
Subject Language arts (Secondary)
Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects.
ISBN 9780807749180 (pbk : alk. paper)
0807749184 (pbk : alk. paper)
9780807749197 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0807749192 (hbk. : alk. paper)