There are two textbooks required for this course:
Vacca, R.T. & Vacca, J. A. L. (2008). Content area reading: Literacy and learning across the curriculum. (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
ISBN -10: 0205532152
Billmeyer, R., & Barton, M. L. (1998). Teaching reading in the content areas: If not me,
then who? Aurora, CO: McREL. ISBN- 10: 1893476057
*Additional supplemental readings will be assigned in class and available online
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.
American Psychological Association homepage with information regarding APA style and guidelines.
West Virginia Content Standards
The West Virginia Department of Education site lists all applicable standards for content based on area of instruction.
www.readwritethink.org - read - write- think partnership between the International Reading Association, NCTE, and the Verizon Foundation established in 2002. They are working to provide educators and students access to high quality practices and resources for instruction through free, Internet-based content in reading and language arts.
www.sedl.org - Formerly the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, known now as only SEDL. SEDL was established in 1966 and is based in Austin, TX. They are a private, non-profit research, development, and dissemination corporation working to bridge the gap between educational research and practice to ensure a high quality education for all learners. Research focuses on solving significant problems facing educational systems and communities.
www.literacymatters.org - Sponsored by the Educational Development Center (EDC) Litteracy Matters works to improve the literacy development of middle school and secondary school students, especially those experiencing difficulty. What “matters” to Literacy Matters is adolescent literature and content area literacy. Literacy Matters works to reach three distinct audiences: teachers, parents, and adolescent learners.
Content Area Literacy
www.literacy.uconn.edu/contlit.htm - Part of The Literacy Web at The University of Connecticut providing valuable links to various content area literacy resources and projects.