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Teaching Through Text Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

ISBN-10: 0132074729
ISBN-13: 9780132074728
Edition: 5th 2009
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Description: Teaching through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, 1/e, is an evidence-based text designed to help middle and high school content teachers apply effective reading-related techniques for fostering comprehension of materials in their  More...

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Book details

List price: $78.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Teaching through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, 1/e, is an evidence-based text designed to help middle and high school content teachers apply effective reading-related techniques for fostering comprehension of materials in their area. This book provides a core set of instructional techniques that are easy for teachers to implement and that do not encroach on the time spent learning content.

Preface
Teaching and Learning Through Text
The Importance of Literacy in Content Areas
Objectives
The Meaning of Literacy
Four Aspects of Literacy
The Implications of Content Literacy
Teacher Resistance to Content Literacy
Seeing Yourself as a Teacher
Summary
Getting Involved
Literacy Processes
Objectives
Reading and Writing as Language Processes
The Reading Process
The Writing Process
Making Sense Out of Content
Summary
Getting Involved
Getting to Know Your Students, Your Materials, and Your Teaching
Objectives
Three Dimensions of Classroom Assessment
What Is Reading Ability?
Levels of Reading Ability
Reading Ability and Readability
Judging the Match Between Students and Materials
Judging the Context of Instruction
Three Struggling Readers
Summary
Getting Involved
Teaching for Diversity
Objectives
Dimensions of Diversity
Meeting the Challenge of Diversity
Summary
Getting Involved
Building Prior Knowledge
Objectives
Judging Whether Prior Knowledge Is Adequate
Ways to Add and Activate Background Knowledge
Summary
Getting Involved
Introducing Technical Vocabulary
Objectives
The Nature of Words
The Myth That Words Teach Themselves
Formal Definitions
Feature Analysis
Graphic Organizers
Additional Methods
Summary
Getting Involved
Prereading Strategies
Strategies For Guided Reading
Making Reading Purposeful
Objectives
Who Should Set Purposes for Reading?
Ways of Setting Purposes
Varying and Combining Techniques
Summary
Getting Involved
Reading Guides
Objectives
Advantages of a Written Guide
When Should Reading Guides Be Used?
Types of Guides
Constructing a Reading Guide
Computerizing Reading Guides and Units
Using Reading Guides
Summary
Getting Involved
Providing Time to Read: When, Where, and How?
Objectives
Reading Assignments as Homework
Structuring Units to Allow Reading in Class
Major Lesson Formats
Summary
Getting Involved
Postreading Strategies
Reinforcing and Extending Content Knowledge
Objectives
Drilling versus Extending
Using Literacy to Reinforce and Extend
Reinforcing through Direct Instruction
Summary
Getting Involved
Effective Questioning
Objectives
The Purposes of Discussion
Planning a Discussion
Conducting a Discussion
Alternatives to Teacher-Led Discussions
Discussion and Recitation: A Second Look
Discussion and Writing
Summary
Getting Involved
More Ways To Facilitate Learning Through Text
Study Skills: Encouraging Independence in Content Literacy
Objectives
Responsibility for Teaching Study Skills
Note Taking
Review and Homework
Test Taking
Strategies for Independent Reading
Summary
Getting Involved
Student Attitudes: Encouraging Content Literacy
Objectives
Factors That Affect Motivation
Assessing Reading Interests
Promoting Content Literacy in Your Classroom
Summary
Getting Involved
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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