This user-friendly text engages students in a process of continuous learning activities before, during, and after their reading of the text. The practical applications and reading activities dispersed throughout the text make it a working model of what it recommends as good teaching practice. Demonstrating how far the field has progressed, the Second Edition of Content Area Reading and Learning also offers strategies to help educators become more effective in teaching their chosen areas of expertise. The text also describes specific instructional processes and strategies appropriate for the students in this area. The chapters in this series, each contributed by some of the most respected educators in the field of reading and literacy development, depict a wide range of issues related to content area reading.