Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies [NOOK Book]

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How can teachers make content-area learning more accessible to their students? This text addresses instructional issues and provides a wealth of classroom strategies to help all middle and secondary teachers effectively enable their students to develop both content concepts and strategies for continued learning. The goal is to help teachers model, through excellent instruction, the importance of lifelong content-area learning. This working textbook provides students maximum interaction with the information, ...

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Overview

How can teachers make content-area learning more accessible to their students? This text addresses instructional issues and provides a wealth of classroom strategies to help all middle and secondary teachers effectively enable their students to develop both content concepts and strategies for continued learning. The goal is to help teachers model, through excellent instruction, the importance of lifelong content-area learning. This working textbook provides students maximum interaction with the information, strategies, and examples presented in each chapter.



Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition is organized around five themes:




  • Content Area Reading: An Overview



  • The Teacher and the Text



  • The Students



  • The Instructional Program



  • School Culture and Environment in Middle and High School Classrooms



 


Pedagogical features: Each chapter includes a graphic organizer, a chapter overview, a Think Before Reading Activity, one or more Think While Reading Activities, and a Think After Reading Activity. The activities present questions and scenarios designed to integrate students’ previous knowledge and experience with their new learnings about issues related to content area reading, literacy, and learning, and to serve as catalysts for thinking and discussions.



New in the Third Edition





  • The latest information on literacy strategies in every content area



  • Research-based strategies for teaching students to read informational texts



  • Up-to-date information for differentiating instruction for English-speaking and non-English speaking students



  • An examination of youth culture and the role it plays in student learning



  • A look at authentic learning in contexts related to the world of work



  • Ways of using technology and media literacy to support content learning



  • Suggestions for using writing in every content area to enhance student learning



  • Ideas for using multiple texts for learning content



  • A focus on the assessment-instruction connection



  • Strategies for engaging and motivating students



 


Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition, is intended as a primary text for courses on middle and high school content area literacy and learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135605582
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 936,982
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Content area reading : an overview 1
1 Content area reading : a historical perspective 3
2 Content area reading : the current state of the art 15
Sect. 2 The teacher and the text 25
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
Sect. 3 The students 77
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
Sect. 4 The instructional program 139
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 classroom 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
Sect. 5 Model programs 353
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
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