Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading / Edition 1

Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading / Edition 1

by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Steven Zemelman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325005958

ISBN-13: 9780325005959

Pub. Date: 02/12/2004

Publisher: Heinemann

Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman, authors of a dozen

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Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman, authors of a dozen influential books on literacy and cofounders of Best Practice High School, bring their trademark style-teacher friendly and kid wise-to the reality of today's middle and high schools.

Their book features:

  • 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more
  • a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively
  • a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 real books of interest to teenage readers
  • instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area
  • plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline
  • group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers
  • a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think
  • models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues
  • special help and materials for students who struggle
  • scientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning.
Punctuated by stories from real math, science, social studies, and other classrooms, Subjects Matter shows how young people can read and succeed across the curriculum, and how their teachers can help.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325005959
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/12/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Reading for Real

How Smart Readers Think

Why Textbooks Are Not Enough

Toward a Balanced Diet of Reading Great Books for Middle School and High School

Tools for Thinking: Reading Strategies Across the Curriculum

How to Use a Textbook

Building a Community of Learners

Independent Reading in Content Areas

Book Clubs

Inquiry Units: Exploring Big Ideas

Help for Struggling Readers

Recommendations from Reading Research

What Our Students Tell Us

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