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Alvermann, Donna E.

Works: 405 works in 948 publications in 1 language and 11,812 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Donna E Alvermann
Literacy in America : an encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice by Barbara J Guzzetti( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers comprehensive information about literacy and related instructional and assessment topics
Content reading and literacy : succeeding in today's diverse classrooms by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Content Area Reading and Literacy addresses the needs of students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Trusted authorities in adolescent literacy Donna Alvermann, Stephen Phelps, and Victoria Ridgeway provide classroom- and research-based teaching and learning strategies in all core areas, from English to math to science, and the social sciences, and highlight current trends in technology and multimedia."--Jacket
Bridging the literacy achievement gap, grades 4-12( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses critical issues related to pre-adolescent and adolescent literacy learners with a focus on closing the achievement gap. Despite efforts by educators and policymakers during the past several decades, certain groups of students--primarily African American students, English language learners, and students from low-income homes--continue to underperform on commonly used measures of academic achievement. Too often, teachers and administrators lack both proper preparation and good ideas to confront these issues
Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents' lives : bridging the everyday/academic divide by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives invites middle- and high-school educators to move toward a broad, generative view of adolescent literacies. The aim is to capture adolescents' know-how and evolving expertise in an array of literacy contexts - all of them rich in language and meaning. This volume moves beyond a tendency to view current instructional recommendations - which focus on textbooks, tasks, and outcomes - as being apolitical or having universal applications. In these times of school reform and public accountability, this book calls on readers to bear in mind that issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and social class have everything to do with who is listened to, as well as when and with what effect. It also calls on readers to remember that adolescents carry an almost infinite number of abilities and insights that can and should be invited to any work deemed important in classrooms."--BOOK JACKET
Theoretical models and processes of reading by Harry Singer( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for teachers, students, and researchers of reading, this book reflects the theories, models, and research generated over the past 10 years on the psychology and pedagogy of reading. Essays in the first section of the book deal with the historical changes in reading research and theory, and the pioneers of reading research. Essays in the second section discuss the various processes of reading, and are organized under subheadings for language, visual perception, word recognition, comprehension, metacognition, affective domain, and culture. Specific topics discussed in this section include oral and written language acquisition and the reading process, comprehension of text structures, development of selective attention strategies for learning from text, and the social context of learning to read. Essays in the third section explore various models of reading, including developmental, information processing, interaction, inferential, transactional-psycholinguistic, and affective models. Essays in the fourth section deal with teaching and research issues. Each of the four sections begins with a short introduction to its topic of focus
Engaged reading : processes, practices, and policy implications( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative book covers qualities and practices of engaged readers; practices for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms; the influence of family literacy beliefs and interactions; the range of methodologies used by literacy researchers; and policy implications of the engagement perspective."--Jacket
Research within reach : secondary school reading : a research guided response to concerns of reading educators by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for secondary school teachers in all subject areas, this book synthesizes and translates reading-related research on a variety of specific topics. Each chapter in the book opens with a question or questions posed by teachers, then proceeds to a discussion of the research and practice pertaining to the issues raised. Each chapter ends with a summary and a list of references. Each chapter can be read independently. Questions raised in the 13 chapters of the book deal with the following areas: (1) reading programs, (2) effective schools and effective teaching research, (3) developing lifetime readers, (4) learning from text, (5) comprehension and thinking skills, (6) vocabulary, (7) readability, (8) objectives and materials, (9) integrating oral and written language, (10) grouping, (11) teacher decision making, (12) metacognition, and (13) staff development. A 27-page bibliography concludes the document. (Fl)
Science learning : processes and applications by Carol Minnick Santa( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting a collaboration in terms of content areas, levels, and audience, this volume represents the efforts of science teachers and reading teachers to understand and help one another fine tune their craft. Chapters in the volume include: (1) "Metacognition, Reading and Science Education" (Linda Baker); (2) "Science and Reading: Many Process Skills in Common?" (Michael J. Padilla and others); (3) "Why Students Have Trouble Learning from Science Texts" (Fred N. Finley); (4) "Are Science Textbooks Considerate?" (Linda A. Meyer); (5) "Helping Students Learn Effectively from Science Text" (William G. Holliday); (6) "Reading Science Texts for Conceptual Change" (Kathleen J. Roth); (7) "Understanding Science Text and the Physical World" (Audrey B. Champagne and Leopold E. Klopfer); (8) "Instructional Activities for Comprehending Science Texts" (Nancy D. Padak and Jane L. Davidson); (9) "Science Teachers' Use of Texts: Three Case Studies" (Donna E. Alvermann and Kathleen A. Hinchman); (10) "Main Ideas: Key to Learning Science" (Mark W. Aulls); (11) "Framing: a Technique for Improving Learning from Science Texts" (Bonnie B. Armbruster); (12) "Tools for Learning Science" (Shirley Harrison); (13) "Learning through Writing" (Carol Minnick Santa and Lynn T. Havens); (14) "Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Science Learning" (Bonnie C. Konopak); (15) Using Guided Imagery to Teach Science Concepts" (Barbara J. Walker and Paul T. Wilson); and (16) "An Evolution of Learning" (John T. Guthrie). (Rs)
Using discussion to promote reading comprehension by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from observations of discussion in 24 different classrooms, this book will provide preservice and inservice teachers at the middle and school levels with the motivation and knowledge to use discussion to foster student comprehension of content area text assignments. The first chapter examines the distinctions between discussion and recitation, and redefines major issues related to content area discussion in light of recent research and school reform reports. The second chapter establishes a basis for the premise that discussion is important to the development of reading comprehension, illustrating those skills that enrich or refine students' understanding of text. The third chapter uses portions of transcripts from videotaped content class discussions to illustrate how classroom context influences discussion practices. Alternatives to teacher dominated discussions are described, and guidelines are provided for establishing the rights and responsibilities of critical readers. The fourth chapter demonstrates how to plan for classroom discussion of assigned material, describing five aspects of the planning process. The fifth chapter presents discussion strategies that help students master the content, examine more than one side of the issue, and evaluate alternative solutions to a text based problem, while the sixth chapter analyzes one content area teacher's implementation of a preplanned discussion. Finally, the seventh chapter describes two procedures for informally evaluating classroom discussion used to promote reading comprehension. References follow each chapter. (Hth)
Teaching and learning in the middle grades by K. Denise Muth( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring it to class : unpacking pop culture in literacy learning by Margaret C Hagood( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Students' backpacks bulge not just with oversize textbooks, but with paperbacks, graphic novels, street lit, and electronics such as iPods and handheld video games. This book shows teachers how to unpack those texts and use them to engage students in meaningful learning. Whether you are a technology enthusiast or you favor traditional literature, this book is written for you."--Back cover
Struggling adolescent readers : a collection of teaching strategies by David W Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help your struggling middle school and high school students overcome the obstacles to being better readers and thinkers. Drawn primarily from IRA's Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, this collection of 40 articles acknowledges beliefs and situations that interfere with teens' learning, and presents ways to inspire them to be resilient and take charge of their learning. You'll discover important strategies for working with struggling adolescent readers: acknowledging cultural ties; supporting classroom reading, writing, and inquiry; varying texts to meet students' interests and needs; and connecting in-school and out-of-school reading. Watch your students thrive as you engage them through print, foster a spirit of inquiry in a supportive atmosphere, and create environments where students can explore many perspectives and interpretations of texts
Popular culture in the classroom : teaching and researching critical media literacy by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- NOTE FROM THE SERIES EDITORS -- Review Board -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CHAPTER 1 Teaching Critical Media Literacy Using Popular Culture Texts -- CHAPTER 2 Appraoches to Teaching Using Popular Culture and the Politics of Pleasure -- CHAPTER 3 Engaging Primary Grade Students in Critical Media Literacy: Jennifer's Lesson -- CHAPTER 4 Engaging Upper Elementary Students in Critical Media Literacy: Margaret's Lesson -- CHAPTER 5 Engaging Middle School Students in Critical Media Literacy: Donna's Lesson -- CHAPTER 6 Identities, Positioning, and Critical Media Literacy -- CHAPTER 7 Where We Are and Where We Need to Go in Theory and Research -- REFERENCES -- AUTHOR INDEX -- SUBJECT INDEX
Adolescents and literacies in a digital world( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World explores the significance of digital technologies and media in youth's negotiated approaches to making meaning within a broad array of self-defined literacy practices. Organized around a series of case studies, this book blends theories of an attention economy, generational differences, communication technologies, and neoliberal enactive texts with actual accounts of adolescents' use of instant messaging, shape-shifting portfolios, critical inquiry, and media production."--Jacket
Adolescents' online literacies : connecting classrooms, digital media, and popular culture( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes and directions of the National Reading Research Center by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heath reading( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content area literacy instruction for the elementary grades by Donna E Alvermann( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle- and high-school students' perceptions of how they experience text-based discussions : a multicase study( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrupting gendered discursive practices in classroom talk about texts : easy to think about, difficult to do( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bridging the literacy achievement gap, grades 4-12
Content reading and literacy : succeeding in today's diverse classroomsBridging the literacy achievement gap, grades 4-12Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents' lives : bridging the everyday/academic divideTheoretical models and processes of readingEngaged reading : processes, practices, and policy implicationsTeaching and learning in the middle gradesBring it to class : unpacking pop culture in literacy learningStruggling adolescent readers : a collection of teaching strategies
Alternative Names
Alvermann, Donna.

Alvermann, Donna E.

Alvermann, Donna E. 1939-

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