I ll be using this text in my EDUC 360 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum class this upcoming fall and I really enjoyed it The author s opened up with a good point about the evolving definition of literacy but spent a majority of the book discussing important reading and writing strategies that can be used in all curriculum areas.It was easy to read, well organized, and accessible for all levels of learners It also helped refresh some of my own ideas that could be used in a classroom I ll be using this text in my EDUC 360 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum class this upcoming fall and I really enjoyed it The author s opened up with a good point about the evolving definition of literacy but spent a majority of the book discussing important reading and writing strategies that can be used in all curriculum areas.It was easy to read, well organized, and accessible for all levels of learners It also helped refresh some of my own ideas that could be used in a classroom I would recommend this book to any teacher, at any level, who is looking for new ideas to implement in his or her classroom This is a fantastic book for anyone who currently teaches in the middle and high school grades or who is going to become a secondary teacher The information within is excellent but what is what really of worth is the amount of strategies any content area teacher can implement in their classroom I read the twelfth edition of this textbook The edition I had was loose leaf I think the best part of this textbook is the reading strategies presented with examples I am mainly interested in reading within the English classroom but this textbook is definitely helpful for other content areas as well with examples for history, math, physical education, science, art, and music I think some of the textbook is repetitive and could be shortened, so this is why I did not think it deserved five sta I read the twelfth edition of this textbook The edition I had was loose leaf I think the best part of this textbook is the reading strategies presented with examples I am mainly interested in reading within the English classroom but this textbook is definitely helpful for other content areas as well with examples for history, math, physical education, science, art, and music I think some of the textbook is repetitive and could be shortened, so this is why I did not think it deserved five stars This was a pretty good overview for middle school teachers that like the title suggests teach in the content areas As an elementary EL teacher, it was so so Most of the strategies it uses are pretty well known, so if you have no clue what you are doing then this book would be a good place to start. Strength lots of examples from subject areas where literacy might seemdistant e.g PE, math Definitely some points to ponder. Really It s a physical thing for me The words are too small the book itself is too heavy the layout is convoluted Blech. With the underlying belief that students learn with texts, not necessarily from them, this respected text is designed to be an active learning tool, complete with real world examples and research based practices Reading, writing, speaking, and listening processes to learn subject matter across the curriculum Content Area Reading As a student in a teacher s training program, I can only WISH that the rest of my textbooks were this good they aren t Our teacher on giving us the book said, you re going to want to use this as a resource for classroom exercises for the rest of your careers I go back to it for ideas all the time Basically the textbook completely makes the argument for how teaching reading is ALL of our problems even the P.E teachers and offers suggestions of how to teach it in your classrooms The b As a student in a teacher s training program, I can only WISH that the rest of my textbooks were this good they aren t Our teacher on giving us the book said, you re going to want to use this as a resource for classroom exercises for the rest of your careers I go back to it for ideas all the time Basically the textbook completely makes the argument for how teaching reading is ALL of our problems even the P.E teachers and offers suggestions of how to teach it in your classrooms The book, and the course, gave me religion and set me to reading EVERY Young adult historical fiction novel I can find, in order to be able to find ones to integrate into my history classroom The fact is literacy is key, and kids today don t read anywhere as much as they used to on their own which is why what is considered at grade level is constantly dropping south what used to be considered grade school level reading is now Jr High, and many high school kids aren t able to read at what used to be middle school level, so we as teachers have to get them reading and keep them reading This book explains HOW to work it into every kind of classroom Over promised and under delivered It is busy, over populated with reading aids ostensibly edited and re edited that the final irony is that this book fails as a reading book that claims to be a guide for teaching students how to read All the boxes, aqua green colored inserts, shading, side bar commentary and peppering with references dating back to 1979 only interferes with whatever the authors are trying to get across This tenth edition tome should have been retired a few editions ago Over promised and under delivered It is busy, over populated with reading aids ostensibly edited and re edited that the final irony is that this book fails as a reading book that claims to be a guide for teaching students how to read All the boxes, aqua green colored inserts, shading, side bar commentary and peppering with references dating back to 1979 only interferes with whatever the authors are trying to get across This tenth edition tome should have been retired a few editions ago The material is dated and little of significance has been added since 1997 For 140.00, this required text is nothing short of a ripoff It is a perfect example of what is wrong with academic texts Buy this 33 year old hot potato used, and get rid of it as soon as the course is over It is not a keeper and you don t want to get stuck with it There are far better books for one fifth the price