Real Reading, Real Writing Content-Area Strategies

ISBN-10: 0325004285

ISBN-13: 9780325004280

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donna Hooker Topping, Roberta Ann McManus, Richard T. Vacca

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Real Reading, Real Writing is a story for and by real teachers. In it, two seasoned veterans recount their 23-year collaboration to find ways to get students to improve their learning in their content area subjects. It all began when Donna Topping, an elementary-trained reading specialist who knew a lot about literacy but little about content areas, met Roberta McManus, a secondary-trained science teacher who knew a lot about science but very little about how to get students to read and write about it. Over the years, they have developed a host of practical activities and strategies to infuse the processes of learning into the content to be learned. Their book brings these activities to lifereal activities immediately doable in classrooms at any level. Donna and Roberta begin by telling of their mission to find what will work for them, rejecting and tiring of bandwagon movements and quick-fix promises, and finding the power of collaboration. In their subsequent chapters, they discuss
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List price: $30.63
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 2/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Donna Hooker Topping has spent more than 30 years collaborating with Roberta McManus her coauthor on Stuck in the Middle. They have developed strategies that help students learn content through better teaching. "Better teaching, to us, is the result of a teacher's conscious effort to embed literacy processes into content-area instruction. Resulting lessons lead students through the very strategic moves in reading and writing that lead to fuller comprehension of the content, strategies that will prepare them for lifelong learning." Donna is Professor of Literacy Education at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She is a former first-grade teacher, reading specialist, reading supervisor, language arts supervisor, and literacy consultant. She and Roberta are also coauthors of the Heinemann title Real Reading, Real Writing and Donna also coauthored the Heinemann book Getting Grammar with Sandra Josephs Hoffman.

For twenty-seven years, Roberta Ann McManus has taught middle school science, infusing it with reading and writing strategies. A popular workshop presenter, she shows how all teachers can teach content more effectively by teaching the processes of literacy at the same time.

Real Journeys
Roberta's Story
Donna's Story
Collaborating to Find Answers
Real Situations, Real Times, Real Places
The Last Half of the Twentieth Century Revisited
TV, the Great Cultural Transmitter
The Lack of Predisposition Toward Literacy
An Ever-Changing Spectrum of Initiatives From Within
So, What's a Real Teacher to Do?
Real Destinations
Responding to the Students We Take on These Trips
The "Teacher" aka the "Coach": Process, Modeling, Strategies
Stamp Out Assumptive Teaching
Preparing Students For Real Life: Critical Questions to Guide Our Teaching
The Trip Starts Slowly
Let's Control What We Can
Reading: Conveying the Big Picture
Actively Engaging Students
What Do People Do When They Read?
Getting to Know Your Text
SQ3R: An Old Friend Revisited
Got the Picture?
Making Reading Happen: Before
BDA in a Nutshell
Tapping Into What They Already Know
Risk Taking Up Front
Things We Know, Things We Think We Know But Are Not Sure, Things We Don't Know
Comparing Prior Knowledge Before the Equipment Gets Broken
Word Webs
The Power of Prediction
Visualizing Directions Before the Fingers Get Burnt
Cartoons and Comics
A Change of Posture: Teacher not Tester
Making Reading Happen: During
Familiarity and Friendliness
Reading Guides: The Teacher at Your Side
QAD for Success with Fallible Texts
Active Involvement Through Charts
No Prior Knowledge? Text Boxes to the Rescue!
Punctuation Pause
Virus Partners
The Naked-Scientist Mystery
End-of-the-Year Independence Day
Making Reading Happen: After
Pick a Card, Any Card
Reverse Crosswords
Riddles and Review Circles
The Yes-and-No Game
Sensory Impressions: The Other Side of the Brain
Music and Multiple Intelligences
Venn Diagrams
Hidden Messages: An Excuse for Friendly Nagging
Vocabulary Bingo
A, B, C ... Simple! And Jigsawing
The Carousel Walk
Our Questioning Nature
The Big After
Selling Reading: Creating a Lifetime Habit
Be a Reader
The Community-of-Readers Ethos
We Are the Giants
Slipping Writing Into the Content Area
Understanding Writing
Thinking on Paper in Science: A Journey Begins
Purposeful Writing to an Audience
Floating on RAFTs
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Time-Travel Letters
From English Class to Science Class
Coming to Terms with Assessment
They All Want to Write--Will We Let Them Get Good at It?
Learning for a Lifetime
Learning to Look It Up and Tell About It
Learning from the Past to Inform the Present
Learning to Write Business Letters--In Science?
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Learning to Inform the Public
Learning to Interweave Curricula
Learning Through the Arts
Shaping Lifetimes
Lifelong Teaching
Roberta: My Continuing Journey as a Middle School Science Teacher
Donna: My Continuing Journey as a Literacy Professor and Researcher
The Ongoing Collaborative Journey
Surveying Your Textbook
Reading Guide: Cells and Structure
Review Circles
Review--A, B, C ... Simple!
Student Favorites
Works Cited
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