Teaching Through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

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Allyn and Bacon, 2002 - Education - 338 pages
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Teaching Through Text provides a broad range of techniques to enhance readers' literacy development and learning across the curriculum. McKenna and Robinson focus on describing, illustrating, and applying both teacher-directed and student-centered strategies. Student-centered strategies are illustrated through graphic organizers, concept bridges, and applicable exercises. These provide strategies that are clear to learners with different styles. This book also addresses students with special needs to help readers understand how to include students with such needs in the regular classroom.

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Contents

The Importance of Literacy in Content Areas
3
A Literacy Processes
17
5 Getting to Know Your Students Your Materials
32
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Michael C. McKenna, PhD, is Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia. He is the author, coauthor or editor of 15 books and more than 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. His books include two that were coauthored with Sharon Walpole: "The Literacy Coach's Handbook: A Guide to Research-Based Practice "and "Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades," His other books include "Assessment for Reading Instruction" (with Steven Stahl); "Help for Struggling Readers"; "Teaching through Text"; and "Issues and Trends in Literacy Education," among others. Dr. McKenna's research has been sponsored by the National Reading Research Center and the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement. He is the cowinner of the National Research Conference's Edward Fry Book Award and American Library Association's Award for Outstanding Academic Books. He has served on the editorial board of "Reading Research Quarterly," and his articles have appeared in that journal as well as in others. Dr. McKenna now works extensively with literacy coaches in Georgia and Virginia.
Sharon Walpole, PhD, is Associate Professor of Reading in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She teaches undergraduate courses on language and literacy development in kindergarten and first grade, master's courses on content-area reading instruction and on organization and supervision of the reading program, and doctoral seminars on literacy and educational policy. Dr. Walpole has extensive school-based experience, including both high school teaching and elementary school administration. She has also been involved infederally funded and homegrown schoolwide reform projects and has been studying the design and effects of schoolwide reforms, particularly those involving literacy coaches. She works closely with the Reading First initiatives in Delaware, Virginia, and Georgia and is coauthor (with Michael C. McKenna) of "The Literacy Coach's Handbook" and "Differentiated Reading Instruction," and has written articles in a number of professional journals. In 2007, Dr. Walpole received the Early Career Award from the National Reading Conference for Significant Contributions to Literacy Research and Education.

RICHARD D. ROBINSON founded the International Management concentration at MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he remains Professor Emeritus.

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