Douglas Fisher ; William Broz; Nancy Frey ; Gay Ivey
Helping teenagers read more and read better is a goal of the third edition of 50 Instructional Routines to Improve Content Literacy. Teachers of students in middle school and high school can immediately put to use the book's practical information and classroom examples from the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, the visual and performing arts, and core electives in order to improve their students' reading, writing, and oral language development. The instructional routines recommend simple changes to the everyday procedures of teachers that foster student comprehension. Some examples of these changes include thinking aloud, utilizing question-answer relationships, and teaching with word walls. These recommendations go above and beyond the standard classroom strategies.