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Content Area Literacy introduces teachers to the reasons for and means of promoting basic and higher-order literacy across the disciplines. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect new research, methods, data, and national trends relative to the field. It includes new aids that offer guidelines for reading actively, highlighting important material, and making personal marginal notes. Key standards are also integrated throughout the methods chapters and an appendix of the Standards of 6-8 major Professional Associations has been added. Teachers will gain a strong understanding of practical and user-friendly methods.
Table of Contents
SECTION IFoundations of Content Area LiteracyChapter 1 Content Area Literacy: Why and What Teachers Should Know+ One Who Is Learning+ Backstory: From Content Area Reading to Content Area Literacy+ Reading-to-Learn: Whose Job Is It?+ Content Area Literacy: A Schoolwide Goal+ Listen-Read-Discuss: A Teacher-Friendly CAL Method+ Concept SummaryChapter 2 The Science of Reading-to-Learn+ The Scientific Study of Reading+ Difficulty Levels of Reading: Independent, Instructional, Frustration+ The Reading Process: Five Eras of Theory+ Classroom Examples of Theory+ A Metaphor for the Study-Reading Process+ Theory into Practice: CAL Methods+ The Oral Reading Strategy: A Straightforward "How-To" Method+ Concept SummaryChapter 3 A Framework for Reading-Based Instruction in the Interactive Classroom+ The More Things Change+ A Framework for Reading-Based Instruction in the Interactive Classroom+ Implementation+ A Quick Word About Writingin the Reading Framework+ Concept SummarySECTION IIPutting Wings Under Reading and Learning from Text and MediaChapter 4 Methods for Prereading Schema Activation+ Importance of Prereading+ Goals of Prereading Instruction: Reader Engagement, Schema Activation, and Purposeful Inquiry+ Mental Modeling: A Form of Apprenticeship Training+ Prereading Methods for Reader Engagement, Schema Activation, and Purposeful Inquiry+ Concept SummaryChapter 5 Through-Methods for Guiding Silent Reading+ Teaching Students to Think While They Read+ Entering Strategy Instruction Through a Side Door+ Techniques for Comprehension Monitoring and Fix-Up+ Reading Guides+ #160