Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies
Diane Lapp, James Flood, Nancy Farnan
Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 470 pages
This text addresses instructional issues and provides classroom strategies that will enable all secondary teachers to effectively teach their students in ways that develop both content concepts and strategies for continued learning. The goal is to help content area specialists model, through excellent instruction, the importance of lifelong content area learning. Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Second Edition:
*looks into the history of content area reading and provides insights into today's state-of-the-art perspectives;
*explains the need for content specialists to understand text-related strategies that will make their roles as teachers of a particular subject more effective, and elucidates the complexity of the structure of content area textbooks;
*illustrates the emotional, cognitive, and psychological development of the adolescent, emphasizing the ways in which adolescents learn;
*provides many examples and strategies for teaching all of the content areas, and discusses how to use literature to introduce and expand content area reading; how to integrate reading, writing, and thinking strategies throughout content area subjects; and how to use computers in content area classes; and
*addresses the curricular issues of classroom management, cooperative grouping, and assessment and presents examples of exemplary secondary classrooms and programs. Pedagogical features: Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Second Edition is a working textbook. It is designed to provide students maximum interaction with the information and strategies discussed in each chapter.
*Each chapter includes a Think Before Reading Activity, one or two Think While Reading Activities, and a Think After Reading Activity--all clearly marked to assist the teachers' and students' use of these activities as catalysts for thinking and discussions.The activities present questions and scenarios designed to integrate students' previous knowledge and experience with their new learnings about issues related to content area reading, literacy, and learning. The many strategies and instructional ideas in each chapter often serve as a basis for the activities, frequently requiring students to use the strategies in their responses.
*A graphic organizer and chapter preview begin each chapter. The graphic organizers can be used by students as a framework around which to begin constructing knowledge on topics of literacy and learning across content areas. Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Second Edition is intended as a primary text for courses on content area literacy and learning.
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