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ERIC Number: EJ833701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Place-Based Essay Writing and Content Area Literacy Instruction for Preservice Secondary Teachers
Lesley, Mellinee; Matthews, Marian
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n6 p523-533 Mar 2009
As teacher educators, we discuss the ways place-based inquiry can be incorporated into content area literacy instruction with preservice secondary teachers to strengthen an understanding of discipline-specific applications for content area literacy. We begin with a discussion of content area literacy as a situated experience and examine the ways place-based writing/inquiry can create authentic content area learning. The remainder of the manuscript describes specific classroom examples and techniques involved in place-based content area inquiry that we feel are essential in order to successfully implement place-based content area literacy instruction. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A