Reading to Learn in the Content Areas / Edition 8

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With READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Eighth Edition, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. The book explores how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, social media, and Internet resources—as well as the rise of electronic literacy in general—have affected the ways children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors' unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (Preparation/Assistance/Reflection), extends throughout the book. A reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of real-life examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make this resource one of the most popular and effective books on the market.

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Richardson (Virginia Commonwealth U.) and Morgan's (Old Dominion U.) K-12 teacher education textbook outlines strategies for the use of reading and writing as a vehicle for learning in any discipline. All chapters have been updated for the fifth edition, with extensive revisions to the chapter on reading and writing activities for diverse learners, including learning disabled, struggling readers, second- language learners, and marginal or poor readers. The accompanying CD- ROM contains links to sites, audio links, video segments, examples of teachers using technology to teach their content, and software suggestions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111302733
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/3/2011
  • Series: What's New in Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 478
  • Sales rank: 239,139
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy S. Richardson is Professor Emerita, Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and adult levels. She has numerous articles published in noted reading journals. In addition to READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Richardson is the author of READ IT ALOUD! USING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT CLASSROOM, published by the International Reading Association (IRA), and AN ENGLISH TEACHER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE. Her chapter on the history of content area reading appears in the International Reading Association monograph as an essential history of current reading practices (2008). She received the Virginia Commonwealth University Award of Excellence in 2004 and the A. B. Herr Award for Distinguished Service in Reading in 2006 (College Reading Association). She is a Fulbright Scholar for 2008. Richardson is an authority on using technology in content reading instruction. She also is interested in the connections between reading education and English as a Second Language. She received and directed a $1 million (five-year) federal grant designed to improve classroom instruction for English Language Learners in the Richmond Metropolitan area. She has also worked through the International Reading Association (IRA) on a USAID-funded project for innovative secondary education in Macedonia.

Raymond F. Morgan is Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia. While at ODU, he has served as Graduate Program Director in Reading. He has written more than 60 publications in the field of reading education, including 14 textbooks. Dr. Morgan has made presentations in workshops and consultancies and at national, regional, state, and local conferences. He has been a featured speaker at both the International Reading Association (IRA) national conference and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) national conference. He has consulted with many school systems throughout the country and overseas. In addition, he has been the recipient of more than $4 million in grants for service and research.

Charlene Fleener is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Reading Program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is very active in the Virginia State Reading Association and has taught a number of literacy methods courses both in distance learning and traditional classroom settings. Charlene has several publications in the field of reading education, and has made numerous presentations at the state, national, and international levels, in addition to extensive work with Professional Development Schools Programs in Texas and Virginia. Fleener, who has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, graduated from Texas A & M University and has taught at Old Dominion University for seven years.

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Table of Contents

1. Content Teachers and Content Literacy. 2. Assessment and Evaluation Issues. 3. Preparation for Learning. 4. Assistance in Learning. 5. Learning through Reflection. 6. Moving beyond the Traditional Textbook and Transmission Methods. 7. Technology in Today's Content Classrooms. 8. Study Skills in the Electronic Age. 9. Teaching Vocabulary. 10. Writing to Learn in the Content Areas. 11. Supporting Diverse Learners in Content Classrooms. 12. Teaching in the Affective Domain.

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