This course addresses the need for literacy instruction at the middle and secondary levels designed to help adolescents become more skillful with reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and performing in all content areas. Prospective teachers will gain knowledge about useful techniques and effective strategies for teaching students how to understand content materials; the process of reading to learn; the comprehension and vocabulary demands of subject-matter classrooms; definition of text and textbook evaluation; informal and formal assessment; evaluation of the students' reading skills; the accommodation of individual differences; integrating literacy standards into their specific content disciplines; and planning effective strategic lessons.