The Content Areas / Edition 6

The Content Areas / Edition 6

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The Content Areas / Edition 6

Secondary School Literacy Instruction helps all content-area teachers required to take this course with its motivational self-test pedagogy and unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text prepares secondary school educators to teach the content of their subject areas more meaningfully, based on the belief that teachers who understand reading strategies can enhance their students' success in the classroom.

The Seventh Edition increases the emphasis on what secondary teachers need to know to improve literacy skills in their subject area while de-emphasizing reading content more suited to specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395872413
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 528

About the Author

Betty Roe is Professor Emerita at Tennessee Technological University. She formerly was the Director of the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning Program and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Ed.D. at the University of Tennessee in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading emphasis. She is the senior author of SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION, 10th Edition; INFORMAL READING INVENTORY, 8th Edition; and TEACHING READING IN TODAY?S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, 11th Edition; all published by Cengage Learning.

Barbara Stoodt-Hill earned her Ph.D. at Ohio State University (1970) in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and the Language Arts, Literature. Her most recent area of interest is children's and adolescent literature. She is a retired instructor from the University of Cincinnati, and is currently consulting and tutoring secondary and post-secondary struggling readers in Richmond, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes at least one "Meeting the Challenge" vingnette. Chapters 2-12 include "Focus on English Language Learners" and "Focus on Struggling Readers." I. Contexts of Literacy Instruction in a Technological Age 1. Content Area Literacy in a Changing World Literacy Demands on Secondary School Students Legislation Related to Secondary School Literacy Literacy Lens—The Content Areas Reading Instruction in the Content Area Curriculum Literacy Performance and Standards 2. Integrating Technology in Content Area Literacy Instruction Media Literacy Building on Past Experiences with Technology Working with Newer Technologies Evaluating Literacy Applications Advantages of Technology in the Classroom Integrating Technology into the Curriculum Perspective on Technology Use for Literacy Learning Tomorrow II. Strategies for Learning: Constructing Meaning and Studying 3. A Conceptual Approach to Developing Meaningful Vocabulary Word Knowledge How Do Students Learn Words and Concepts? Conceptual Relationships Additional Strategies for Students' Vocabulary Learning 4. The Process of Constructing Meaning in Texts Multiple Literacies and Reading Comprehension Active Readers Linguistic and Cognitive Components of Comprehension Schemata Theory Reader-Response Theory 5. Strategies for Constructing Meaning in Texts Good Readers Types of Thinking and Reading Authentic Reading Tasks Strategies to Increase Comprehension Enhancing Comprehension Before, During, and After Reading 6. Location and Organization of Information Location Skills Organizational Skills 7. Reading-Study Strategies for Textbook Use Preparation for Study Importance of a Study Method Reading to Follow Directions Graphic Aids Adjusting Rate to Fit Purpose and Materials Fluency Retention Test Taking III. Applying Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas 8. Writing in the Content Areas The Relationships Among Reading, Writing, and Thinking The Process Approach to Writing in the Content Areas Types of Writing-to-Learn Activities in the Content Areas Evaluation of Writing 9. Literature-Based and Thematic Approaches to Content Area Teaching Values and Uses of Literature in the Secondary School Curriculum Literature Instruction Activities to Encourage Students' Response to Literature Developing Thematic Teaching Units 10. Reading in the Content Areas: I Introduction to Reading Content Material Content Area Discourse Content Strategies and Assignments Content Text Structures Integrated Curriculum Social Studies Content Science and Health Content Mathematics Content English (Language Arts) Content Foreign Languages 11. Reading in the Content Areas: II Literacy for Career-Related Education Aspects of Vocational Literacy Applications of Literacy Strategies IV. Instruction and Assessment of All Learners 12. Content Literacy Assessment Norm-Referenced Tests Criterion-Referenced Tests Classroom-Based Assessments Assessing the Readability of Printed Materials Glossary References Name Index Subject Index

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