Reading to Learn in the Content Areas

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Cengage Learning, Feb 4, 2008 - Education - 560 pages
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With READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Seventh Edition, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. The text explores how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, and Internet resources, as well as the rise of electronic literacy in general, have affected the ways children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors’ unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (Preparation/Assistance/Reflection), extends throughout the book. The text’s reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of real-life examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make it one of the most popular and effective books on the market.
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Content Teachers and Content Literacy
Assessment and Evaluation Issues
Preparation for Learning
Assistance in Learning
Learning through Reflection
Moving beyond the Traditional Textbook and Transmission Methods
Technology in Todays Content Classrooms
Study Skills in the Electronic Age
Supporting Diverse Learners in Content Classrooms
Teaching in the Affective Domain
Assessing Attitudes toward Reading
Readability Information
Activity Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

Teaching Vocabulary
Writing to Learn in the Content Areas

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Judy S. Richardson is Professor Emerita, Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and adult levels. She has numerous articles published in noted reading journals. In addition to READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Richardson is the author of READ IT ALOUD! USING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT CLASSROOM, published by the International Reading Association (IRA), and AN ENGLISH TEACHER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE. Her chapter on the history of content area reading appears in the International Reading Association monograph as an essential history of current reading practices (2008). She received the Virginia Commonwealth University Award of Excellence in 2004 and the A. B. Herr Award for Distinguished Service in Reading in 2006 (College Reading Association). She is a Fulbright Scholar for 2008. Richardson is an authority on using technology in content reading instruction. She also is interested in the connections between reading education and English as a Second Language. She received and directed a $1 million (five-year) federal grant designed to improve classroom instruction for English Language Learners in the Richmond Metropolitan area. She has also worked through the International Reading Association (IRA) on a USAID-funded project for innovative secondary education in Macedonia.

Raymond F. Morgan is Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia. While at ODU, he has served as Graduate Program Director in Reading. He has written more than 60 publications in the field of reading education, including 14 textbooks. Dr. Morgan has made presentations in workshops and consultancies and at national, regional, state, and local conferences. He has been a featured speaker at both the International Reading Association (IRA) national conference and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) national conference. He has consulted with many school systems throughout the country and overseas. In addition, he has been the recipient of more than $4 million in grants for service and research.

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