Content Area Reading and Learning
How can teachers make content-area learning more accessible to their students? This text addresses instructional issues and provides a wealth of classroom strategies to help all middle and secondary teachers effectively enable their students to develop both content concepts and strategies for continued learning. The goal is to help teachers model, through excellent instruction, the importance of lifelong content-area learning. This working textbook provides students maximum interaction with the information, strategies, and examples presented in each chapter.
Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition is organized around five themes:
Content Area Reading: An Overview
The Teacher and the Text
The Instructional Program
School Culture and Environment in Middle and High School Classrooms
Pedagogical features: Each chapter includes a graphic organizer, a chapter overview, a Think Before Reading Activity, one or more Think While Reading Activities, and a Think After Reading Activity. The activities present questions and scenarios designed to integrate students’ previous knowledge and experience with their new learnings about issues related to content area reading, literacy, and learning, and to serve as catalysts for thinking and discussions.
New in the Third Edition
The latest information on literacy strategies in every content area
Research-based strategies for teaching students to read informational texts
Up-to-date information for differentiating instruction for English-speaking and non-English speaking students
An examination of youth culture and the role it plays in student learning
A look at authentic learning in contexts related to the world of work
Ways of using technology and media literacy to support content learning
Suggestions for using writing in every content area to enhance student learning
Ideas for using multiple texts for learning content
A focus on the assessment-instruction connection
Strategies for engaging and motivating students
Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition, is intended as a primary text for courses on middle and high school content area literacy and learning.
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- 2004 Lawrence Erlbaum
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