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 Students
- The Instructional Program
- School Culture and Environment in Middle and High School
- aPedagogical 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 studentsOCO 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
- Research-based strategies for teaching students to read
- 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
- A look at authentic learning in contexts related to the world
- Ways of using technology and media literacy to support content
- Suggestions for using writing in every content area to enhance
- Ideas for using multiple texts for learning content
- A focus on the assessment-instruction connection
- Strategies for engaging and motivating students
- aContent Area Reading and Learning:
Instructional Strategies, Third Edition, is intended as a primary
text for courses on middle and high school content area literacy
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