Content Area Literacy: An Integrated Approach

Content Area Literacy: An Integrated Approach

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ISBN-13: 9780787238841
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/31/2000
Edition description: 6
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorsiii
Brief Contentsv
Prefacexi
Features of the Seventh Editionxiii
Part ALearning with Text and Technology1
Chapter 1Content Area Literacy: A Rationale2
What Is Content Area Literacy?4
Assumptions and Misconceptions4
Reexamining the Roles of Teachers and Texts6
Literacy in the New Millenium8
Knowledge Base of Content Area Literacy9
Subject Knowledge10
Literacy Strategies10
Social Context10
What Makes This Textbook Integrated?11
Strategy Implementation and Reality Checks14
Chapter 2Technology19
Technology: Imagining Our Future20
Introduction of Computers into the Classroom21
New Teaching Machines23
Computer Software23
Multimedia23
Smart Books24
Virtual Reality24
Internet25
Content Area Literacy Web Site26
The Dark Side of the Net26
Chapter 3Language, Culture, Diversity, and the Reading/Writing Process29
Language31
Second Language Strategies33
Culture34
Lesson Design35
Students with Disabilities39
Technology Aids39
Cognitive and Linguistic Factors in Text Comprehension40
Organization of Prior Knowledge in Memory40
Concept Learning in Content Areas42
Prior Knowledge of a Topic and Reader Interest43
Motivation to Learn with Content Texts44
Memory45
Language of Text47
Language of Students48
Reading/Writing Relationship49
The Classroom Social Context50
Chapter 4Selecting Textbooks and Multimedia Materials54
Politics and Textbooks55
Censorship57
Textbook Censorship58
Textbook Adoption Policies60
Readability61
Quantitative Factors in Readability Measurement62
Raygor Readability Estimate62
Qualitative Factors in Textbook Evaluation63
Textbook and Multimedia Evaluation Guidelines and Checklists67
Introducing the Textbook to Students67
Conducting a Preview of the Text70
Chapter 5Assessment77
Purposes for Assessment79
Program Evaluation79
Student Diagnosis80
Descriptive Terminology of Assessment80
Cautions Concerning Standardized Testing82
Content Reading Inventory85
Naturalistic Assessment90
Observation90
Interviews, Conversations, Journals, and Open-ended Surveys92
Portfolios93
Assessing Prior Knowledge94
Knowledge Rating94
Word Association95
Prediction Guide96
Part BTeaching and Learning Strategies101
Chapter 6Unit and Lesson Planning102
Planning104
Developing Units and Lessons105
Planning Thematic Units and Lessons115
Accommodating Individual Differences in Planning117
A Definition118
Some Suggestions119
Chapter 7Literature125
Assessment of Reading Attitudes and Interests128
Attitudes128
Interests131
Young Adult Literature132
Multicultural Literature135
Using Trade Books137
Reading Aloud to Students138
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)138
Literature Response Journals and Other Response Strategies140
Book Clubs142
Novel Journal142
Readers Theater143
Library Power143
Sources of Trade Books144
Chapter 8Vocabulary150
Words152
Vocabularies154
Decoding Unfamiliar Vocabulary154
Morphemic Analysis155
Context Clues156
External References157
A General Decoding Strategy for Textbooks159
Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction160
Be an Enthusiastic Model of Vocabulary Use160
Make Vocabulary Meaningful160
Reinforce Vocabulary161
Be Eclectic161
Teacher-Directed Strategies162
Contextual Redefinition162
Graphic Organizers163
Word Origins (Etymologies)165
Semantic Mapping168
Feature Analysis169
Clues and Questions171
Strategies for Vocabulary Independence172
Verbal and Visual Word Association172
Vocabulary Self-collection174
Word Map175
Toast175
Extension Activities177
Analogies177
Matching Definitions to Scrambled Words178
Hidden Word Puzzles178
Crossword Puzzles181
Chapter 9Comprehension: Principles and Integrated Approaches183
Principles of Comprehension185
Prior Knowledge185
Levels of Understanding186
Organization of Information189
Integrated Approaches193
K-W-L193
Inquiry Charts194
Listen-Read-Discuss197
Scaffolded Reading Experience198
Questioning the Author200
Critical Media Literacy201
Chapter 10Comprehension: Guiding Content Literacy204
Prereading Strategies206
Anticipation Guides206
Text Previews208
ReQuest212
Directed Reading-Thinking Activity215
Reading Strategies217
Study Guides217
Options Guides220
Analogical Guides222
Postreading Strategies225
Discussion Groups226
Reaction Guides228
Phony Document Strategy229
Polar Opposites230
Graphic Organizers232
Multiple Text Inquiry Discussion233
Chapter 11Writing237
Writing Process239
Composing and Transcribing240
Writing to Learn240
Journal Writing240
Quick Writes242
Possible Sentences243
Cubing245
Writing Roulette246
ReWrite248
Guided Writing Procedure251
Writing to Inform255
Autobiographies255
Biographies256
Research Papers257
I-Search Papers259
Imaginative Writing Assignments261
Responding to Writing262
Individual Conferences262
Self-evaluation263
Peer Evaluation264
Chapter 12Studying267
Principles of Effective Studying270
Attention270
Goal Orientation270
Organization271
Rehearsal271
Time on Task272
Depth of Processing272
Encoding Specificity272
Specific Strategies273
Listening and Taking Notes273
Metacognition277
Reading and Taking Notes280
Graphic Comprehension284
Test Preparation285
Porpe: An Essay Writing Strategy292
Glossary297
Bibliography305
AppendixHow to Use the Content Area Literacy Digital Supplement CD-ROM325
Author Index331
Subject Index335

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