Content Area Reading and Learning; Instructional Strategies / Edition 2

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This user-friendly book engages readers in a process of continuous learning activities before, during, and after their reading of the book. The practical applications and reading activities dispersed throughout the book make it a working model of what it recommends as good teaching practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205188932
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Content Area Reading: A Historical Perspective 3
2 Content Area Reading: The Current State of the Art 15
3 The Role of Textbooks and Trade Books in Content Area Instruction 27
4 Understanding the Readability of Content Area Texts 39
5 Considerate Texts 47
6 Identifying and Teaching Text Structures in Content Area Classrooms 59
7 The Students: Who Are They and How Do I Reach Them? 79
8 Engaging Students' Interest and Willing Participation in Subject Area Learning 95
9 Context for Secondary Reading Programs 111
10 Students Acquiring English: Reading and Learning 123
11 The Content Area Teacher's Instructional Role: A Cognitive Mediational View 141
12 Real-World Literacy Demands: How They've Changed and What Teachers Can Do 153
13 Teaching Secondary Science Through Reading, Writing, Studying, and Problem Solving 165
14 Reading in Social Studies: Using Skills and Strategies in a Thoughtful Manner 181
15 Understanding Literature: Reading in the English or Language Arts Classrnoom 209
16 The Role of Reading and Writing Instruction in Mathematics 227
17 Reading and Writing in Sports and Physical and Health Education 245
18 Vocabulary Instruction in Content Areas 261
19 Study Techniques That Ensure Content Area Reading Success 277
20 Using Concept Mapping as an Effective Strategy in Content Area Instruction 291
21 Using Questioning Strategies to Promote Students' Active Comprehension of Content Area Material 307
22 The Significance of Prior Knowledge in the Learning of New Content-Specific Ideas 323
23 Moving beyond Reading and Writing in the Content Areas to Discipline-Based Inquiry 339
24 Creating Response-Centered Learning Environments: Using Authentic Texts to Extend and Enrich the Curriculum 355
25 A Cooperative Learning Approach to Content Area Teaching 369
26 Assessment in the Content Areas: Solving the Assessment Puzzle 383
27 Theory Becomes Practice: A Design for Content Area Lesson Planning 403
28 Preferred Instructional Practices in the Content Areas 415
29 Crossing Boundaries with Literate Actions: A Look Inside Successful Content Area Classrooms 427
Affiliations 437
References 439
Index 461
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