From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular
challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students
successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book
shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough—students also
need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes
from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential
reading and writing skills.