Reading to Learn in the Content Areas (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac?)

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With this text, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. This edition features unparalleled coverage of how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, Internet resources—and electronic literacy in general—have affected the ways in which children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors' unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (preparation/assistance/reflection), extends ...
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Overview

With this text, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. This edition features unparalleled coverage of how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, Internet resources—and electronic literacy in general—have affected the ways in which children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors' unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (preparation/assistance/reflection), extends throughout the book. The text's reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make it one of the most popular books on the market.
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Editorial Reviews

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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534553388
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy S. Richardson is Professor Emerita, retired from the 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 will appear soon 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 worked through 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 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 and numerous presentations at the state, national, and international levels, in addition to the extensive work she has done with Professional Development Schools Programs in both 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. She has several publications in the field of reading education.

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Table of Contents

1. Content Teachers and Content Literacy. 2. Supporting Diverse Learners in Content Classrooms. 3. A Guide to Assessment and Evaluation for Content Teachers. 4. Technology in Today's Content Classrooms. 5. Moving Beyond the Traditional Textbook. 6. Preparing Learners. 7. Assisting Comprehension and Reflecting on Learning. 8. Study Skills. 9. Teaching Vocabulary. 10. Writing to Learn in the Content Areas. 11. Cooperative Learning. 12. Engaging Students by Teaching in the Affective Domain.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2003

    Great Reading Book

    This book has been the best I've used in the education field. It is one that can be used by any teacher and gives an easy way to reach the students (PAR) as well as many student-centered activities. Buy it, you won't regret it, if you are a classroom teacher!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2001

    Love this book

    This book was the textbook for a staff development course offered by GMU. I had already taken a similiar college course before with a different textbook and was I surprised. This book is very informational. It is easy to read and understand. It offers many examples across all grade levels. Needless to say I love this book. Thanks to the authors for writing it.

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