Content Area Reading : Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Content Area Reading remains the market-leading text in content literacy and maintains the authors' original objectiveto offer an ambitious, coherent, and workable exploration of content literacy. With the underlying belief that students learn with texts, not necessarily from them, this respected text is designed to be an active learning tool, complete with real-world examples and research-based practices. Thoroughly updated and revised to incorporate topics that touch on contemporary issues such as content standards, assessment, diversity, struggling readers, the No Child Left Behind Legislation and Reading First, respected authors Rich Vacca and JoAnne Vacca continue to provide a framework that focuses on the ability to use reading, writing, speaking, and listening processes to learn subject matter across the curriculum. Accessible and comprehensible, this text takes students through the entire reading process using simple, jargon-free terminology. The methodology presented develops a foundation that can be applied across disciplines, meeting the needs of all students.

Table of Contents

Most chapters begin with ldquo;Organizing Principle,rdquo;
ldquo;Graphic Organizer,rdquo; and ldquo;Frame of Mindrdquo; and conclude with ldquo;Looking Back, Looking Forward,rdquo; nbsp;ldquo;Minds-On,rdquo;
ldquo;Hands-On,rdquo; and ldquo;eResources.rdquo;
Reading Matters
Being an Artful Teacher
Understanding Literacy
Text Comprehension in Content Areas
Scaffolding Instruction
Assessing Students and Texts
High-Stakes Testing and Authentic Approaches to Assessment
Portfolio Assessment
Assessing Text Difficulty
Struggling Readers and Writers
The Consequences of Struggling With Text
Explicit Instruction in the Use of Strategies
Strategic Reading
Strategic Writing
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Cultural Differences in Today's Schools
Linguistic Differences in Today's Schools
Vocabulary Strategies
Comprehension Strategies
Talking and Working Together
Learning with Trade Books
Textbook Use in Today's Classrooms
Rationale for Using Trade Books
Learning Through Literature
Using Trade Books in the Classroom
Promoting Response to Literature
Learning with Electronic Texts
Rational for Electronic Texts
Electronic Texts in the Classroom
Strategies for Online Learning
Bringing Students and Texts Together
Sociocultural Context for Reading Comprehension
Designing and Planning Text Lessons
Designing and Planning Units of Study
Designing and Planning Collaborative Interactions
Developing Vocabulary Knowledge and Concepts
Experiences, Concepts, and Words
Using Graphic Organizers to Make Connections Among Key Concepts
Activating What Students Know About Words
Reinforcing and Extending Vocabulary Knowledge and Concepts
Activating Prior Knowledge and Interest
Self-Efficacy and Motivation
Arousing Curiosity
Making Predictions
Question Generation
Guiding Reader-Text Interactions
Instructional Strategies
Reading Guides
Writing to Learn
Integrating Reading and Writing
Exploratory Writing Activities
Journal Writing
RAFTing Activities
Studying Texts
Searching for and Using Text Structure
Study Guides Based on Text Patterns
Writing Summaries
Making Notes, Taking Notes
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