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1483347648
ISBN-13:
9781483347646
Pub. Date:
11/11/2014
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SAGE Publications
Developing Content Area Literacy: 40 Strategies for Middle and Secondary Classrooms / Edition 2

Developing Content Area Literacy: 40 Strategies for Middle and Secondary Classrooms / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9781483347646
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,122,682
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Patricia Antonacci is a Professor Emeritus of Education at Iona College. Antonacci entered the teaching profession as a classroom teacher for the middle and elementary grades and continued as a literacy specialist. Her long career in public schools brought her a range of experiences as a teacher at all grade levels including a number of years working in diverse classroom settings. As a reading specialist for K through 12, she assisted teachers in integrating literacy instruction in content areas. Working in a large urban district afforded her rich experiences teaching striving readers and English language learners. Antonacci has taught courses at Fordham University and Iona College including the following: reading in the content areas for middle and secondary grades, foundations of literacy, literacy across the curriculum, action research, as well as mentoring doctoral students in conducting research in literacy education. She has published numerous articles and books including (as coauthors) Antonacci & O’Callaghan, Portraits of Literacy Development: Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3 (2004); Antonacci & O’Callaghan, A Handbook for Literacy Instruction & Assessment Strategies K-8 (2006), Antonacci & O’Callaghan, Using Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies K-8 (2010), Antonacci & O’Callaghan, Promoting Literacy Development K-8 (2012).


Catherine O’Callaghan is a professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department at Western Connecticut State University. She entered the teaching profession as a classroom teacher and continued her career as a literacy specialist with teaching experiences that span across the grades. Teaching in New York City within diverse settings afforded her a wide range of teaching experiences. Her doctoral degree from Fordham University in Language and Literacy initiated her research interests in new literacies, critical literacies, teacher education, and intervention plans for helping striving readers and writers. O’Callaghan began working with preservice and inservice teachers at St. Joseph’s College in the Child Study Department and as an adjunct at Fordham University. She also taught in the literacy specialist program at Iona College for twelve years before moving on to Western Connecticut State University. She has published numerous articles and books including (as coauthors) Antonacci & O’Callaghan, Portraits of Literacy Development: Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3 (2004); Antonacci & O’Callaghan, A Handbook for Literacy Instruction & Assessment Strategies K-8 (2006), Antonacci & O’Callaghan, Using Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies K-8 (2010), Antonacci & O’Callaghan, Promoting Literacy Development K-8 (2012).


Esther Berkowitz is an associate professor in the Child Study Department and Director of the Master of Arts in Literacy and Cognition, Brooklyn Campus of St. Joseph’s College. Berkowitz taught elementary through middle school for more than 30 years before moving to the college level at St. Joseph’s College. Berkowitz earned her doctorate in Language, Literacy, and Learning from Fordham University. Her dissertation was given Fordham’s Alumni Achievement Award for Outstanding Dissertation. She currently teaches literacy methods courses and supervises action research projects of pre-service teachers. On the graduate level, she teaches graduate courses in diagnosis and recommendations for reading problems and supervises the graduate in-service teachers in the literacy practicum.
Berkowitz’s interest in technology began with the TRS-80 computer when there were no programs and the computer had to be programmed by the user. Later, as an intermediate grade language arts teacher, she was one of the few teachers in her school to be presented with four classroom computers with the stipulation that computer use be integrated into the language arts. As a college teacher, she revised her literacy courses to integrate technology. Berkowitz has presented at conferences on integrating technology into the classroom.

Table of Contents

Section I. Academic Vocabulary: Developing Vocabulary for Learning in Content Areas
What Research Has to Say on the Development of Academic Vocabulary
A Framework for Teaching Academic Vocabulary to Adolescent Learners
A Strategy for Assessing the Development of Academic Vocabulary
Reflective Practice on Teaching Academic Vocabulary
Chapter 1: Semantic Mapping: Developing Robust Academic Vocabularies
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Mathematics Learning Community
Chapter 2: Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy: Promoting Word Consciousness
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Business Learning Community
Chapter 3: Contextual Redefinition: Using Clues as a Word-Learning Strategy
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Biology Learning Community
Chapter 4: Semantic Feature Analysis: Comparing and Contrasting Features of Words
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Health Learning Community
Chapter 5: Blogging Academic Vocabulary: Integrating Subject-Matter Discourse Into Media
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Political Science Learning Community
Section II. Reading Fluency: Developing Deep-Reading Fluency
What Research Has to Say About the Development of Reading Fluency
A Framework for Teaching Reading Fluency to Adolescent Students
A Strategy for Assessing Reading Fluency Development
Reflective Practice on Teaching Reading Fluency
Chapter 6: Readers Theatre: Increasing Fluency Through Student Engagement With Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 7: Paired Reading: A Collaborative Approach for Developing Deep-Reading Fluency
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Visual Arts Learning Community
Chapter 8: Audiobooks: Modeling and Scaffolding Reading Fluency
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an Integrated English Language Arts and Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 9: Radio Reading: An Authentic Approach for Developing Reading Fluency
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an Economics Learning Community
Chapter 10: Morphemic Analysis: A Useful Resource for Becoming a Fluent Reader
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Physics Learning Community
Section III. Developing Close Reading of Text: Essential Strategies for Teaching Close Reading
What Research Has to Say About the Development of Close Reading of Text
A Framework for Teaching Close Reading to Adolescent Learners
A Strategy for Assessing Close Reading of Text
Reflective Practice on Teaching Close Reading of Text
Chapter 11: Annotation: Strategic Analysis of Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Science Learning Community
Chapter 12: Interactive Think-Alouds: Collaborative Interpretation of Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an English Literature Learning Community
Chapter 13: Inference Strategy Guide: Facilitating Reading Between the Lines
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 14: The Inquirer Strategy: Learning to Ask Questions
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 15: Active Interpretation of Film: Making Inferences Through Visual Media
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an English Literature Learning Community
Section IV. Reading Informational Text: Developing Comprehension for Informational Text
What Research Has to Say About the Comprehension of Informational Text
A Framework for Teaching Comprehension of Informational Text to Adolescent Students
A Strategy for Assessing the Development of Comprehending Informational Text
Reflective Practice on Teaching Comprehension of Informational Text
Chapter 16: Questioning the Author: Constructing Meaning From the Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 17: Text Structure Strategy: Using Graphic Organizers to Learn From Informational Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Music Learning Community
Chapter 18: Connect to It: Making Personal, Text, and World Connections to Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Mathematics, Science, and Technology Learning Community
Chapter 19: Inquiry Charts: Organizing Information for Learning From Texts
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an Environmental Science Learning Community
Chapter 20: Digital Pattern Folders: Comprehending Multimodal Texts
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Health and Wellness Learning Community
Section V. Media and Digital Literacies: Developing Comprehension for Media and Digital Literacies
What Research Has to Say About the Comprehension of Media and Digital Literacies
A Framework for Teaching Comprehension of Media and Digital Literacies to Adolescent Learners
A Strategy for Assessing Comprehension of Digital Text
Reflective Practice on Teaching Digital and Media Literacies
Chapter 21: Think and Check: Contextualizing and Corroborating Online Information
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 22: Digital Storytelling: Creating Digital Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Biology Learning Community
Chapter 23: Wikibooks: Collaborative Research Projects
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Geometry Learning Community
Chapter 24: Podcasting: Merging Media for Understanding
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Music Learning Community
Chapter 25: Book Trailers: Insights and Discoveries About Texts
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an Art Learning Community
Section VI. Critical Thinking: Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills
What Research Has to Say About the Development of Critical Thinking
A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Adolescent Students
A Strategy for Assessing the Development of Critical Thinking Skills
Reflective Practice on Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Chapter 26: SCAMPER: Collaborative Analysis of Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Psychology Learning Community
Chapter 27: Six Thinking Hats: Facilitating Different Modes of Thinking
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Science Learning Community
Chapter 28: Academic Controversy: Taking Sides on the Issue
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Health Learning Community
Chapter 29: Three-Level Reading Guide: Developing Literal, Interpretive, and Applied Reading of Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Career Development Learning Community
Chapter 30: Request Reciprocal Teaching: Collaborative Critical Thinking
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Physics Learning Community
Section VII. Writing Informational Text: Developing Writing in the Content Areas
What Research Has to Say About the Development of Students’ Writing
Best Practices in Academic Writing Instruction
A Framework for Teaching Informational Writing Skills to Adolescent Students
A Strategy for Assessing the Development of Students’ Writing of Informational Text
Reflective Practice on the Teaching of Writing of Informational Text
Chapter 31: Concept Star: Visualization for a Prewriting Strategy
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a History Learning Community
Chapter 32: Concept Mind Map: Facilitating Collaborative Writing
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Chemistry Learning Community
Chapter 33: Research for Choice: Facilitating Student Voice in Academic Writing
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Mathematics Learning Community
Chapter 34: Shared Pen: Interactive and Collaborative Writing
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Business Education Learning Community
Chapter 35: Targeted Text: Guided Writing of Informational Text
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Health Learning Community
Section VIII. Independent Learning Strategies: Promoting Strategies for Independence in Learning
What Research Has to Say About Developing Independence in Learning
A Framework for Teaching Independent Learning to Adolescent Students
Assessment of Students’ Independence in Learning
Reflective Practice on Teaching Independent Learning
Chapter 36: Talking Around the Text: Using Dialogic Reading and Writing to Promote Independent Learners
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Social Studies Learning Community
Chapter 37: Textbook Activity Guide: Developing Independence in Learning From the Textbook
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a General Science Learning Community
Chapter 38: Academic Note Taking: Supporting Students’ Independence in Learning
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for a Studio Arts Learning Community
Chapter 39: Entrance and Exit Slips: Helping Students to Reflect on Their Learning
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
An Application for an Agriculture Science Learning Community
Chapter 40: Journaling: Helping Students to Respond, Reflect, and Learn Through Informal Writing
Strategy Overview
Step-by-Step Procedure
Differentiating Instruction for Striving Readers
Considering the Language Needs of English Language Learners (Academic Discourse)
Integrating the New Literacies
Applications of Journal Writing

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