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Reading and Writing Across Content Areas / Edition 2

Reading and Writing Across Content Areas / Edition 2

by Roberta L. Sejnost


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901412937626
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roberta L. Sejnost is a university professor and literacy consultant who has taught secondary-level courses in social studies, reading, and English, and college-level courses in literacy, authentic assessment, brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, and cooperative learning. A nationally recognized staff developer and certified trainer, Sejnost has presented at over 200 educational conferences across the country. In 2003, she received the Reading Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Reading Council. Sejnost received a master of education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a doctorate of education in curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University, Chicago.

Sharon Thiese currently teaches writing at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, and graduate classes for Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois. She is also certified in gifted education and a member of Illinois Association for Gifted Children. In addition, Thiese is a certified trainer in gifted education, authentic assessment, multiple intelligences, portfolios, differentiation, and reading and writing across content areas, and she has presented at numerous local and statewide workshops and conferences. Thiese received a master of arts in English from Northeastern University and a master of arts in writing from National-Louis University, Chicago. She taught English and writing at Geneva High School in Geneva, Illinois, and has been Geneva Community Unit 304’s high school educator of the year. She is also recognized in Who’s Who of American Educators.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Creating the Framework for Reading
Literacy and Content Area Literacy: What Are They?
The Status of Literacy Today
What Can Teachers Do to Foster Literacy?
Strategic Readers
Guiding the Strategic Reader
Matching the Reader and the Text
Interpreting the Text
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips
2. Setting the Framework for Writing
The Writing Process
Terms for Writing
Shaping: Organizational Approaches
Shaping and Drafting the Content
Journals and Learning Logs
Writing for Standardized Tests
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips
3. Keying in to Vocabulary
Principles of Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Teacher-Centered Strategies
Student-Centered Strategies
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips
4. Strategies for Comprehension
What Makes a Strategic Reader?
The Reading Process
Pre-Reading Strategies
During-Reading Strategies
After-Reading Strategies
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips
5. Integrating Reading and Writing in the Classroom
The Reading-Writing Connection
Characteristics of Effective Reading and Writing Strategies
Fostering Critical Understanding
Engaging Readers and Writers in the Process of Revision
Fostering Prior Knowledge
Encouraging Students to Become Personally Involved
Asking Students to Invoke Personal Feelings
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips
6. Research Writing
Nontraditional Research
Alternative Research
Research Skills
Traditional Research
The Research Process
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips
7. Reading and Writing: Where It Can Lead
Formal Assessments in Reading
Formal Assessments in Writing
Alternative Assessments
Test-Taking Strategies
Study Strategies for Good Test Performance
Chapter Summary
Computer Connections
Teacher Tips

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davidloertscher on LibraryThing 21 days ago
An instruction manual for teachers, particularly those who are not language arts teachers, on methods to teacher the various strategies of reading and writing. It would be very useful as a ¿text¿ for a professional learning community study of everyone¿s responsibility to teache reading and writing across the school. Recommended.