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Provides teaching strategies and lessons for helping students with content area reading.

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Genre: Education
Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Teaching Resources
Release: 2003
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0439176697

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History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area? * Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners? * What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning? By focusing on the differences in how content-area experts read and reason, teachers can be better prepared to help their students understand that the ways they read in biology are different from the ways they read in English, history, or mathematics. To read successfully in different content areas, students must develop discipline-specific skills and strategies along with knowledge of that discipline. With that in mind, this book also includes 40 strategies designed to help students in every grade level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.

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Genre: Education
Author: Vicki Urquhart
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2012
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416614210

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Genre: Education
Author: Jane K. Doty
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2010-05-01
File: 178 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781893476158

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The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's The Prize and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention.

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Genre: Education
Author: Natalie Wexler
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-08-06
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735213579

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This book provides a field-tested, research-based approach to expediting reading comprehension that results in higher test scores not just for ELLs, but for all students.

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Genre: Education
Author: Margarita Calderon
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2007-04-25
File: 161 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412909259

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Provides teachers with classroom-proven ways to prepare students to be successful math learners by teaching the vocabulary and comprehension skills needed to understand mathematics.

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Genre: Education
Author: Joan M. Kenney
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2005
File: 113 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416602309

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This book shows content area teachers in middle and high schools how to boost student achievement by including lessons and strategies which focus on students' reading comprehension without detracting from content area focus. These mini-lessons and strategies are research-based and address the specific literacy challenges of each particular subject area (social studies, mathematics, science, etc.). The author has provided a large number of reading examples from texts, sample tests and assessments, and actual mini-lessons, their content areas identified by marginal tabs.

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Genre: Education
Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Eye On Education
Release: 2007
File: 174 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781596670495

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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

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Genre: Education
Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2011-01-12
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452237619

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This book's 50-plus lessons-each based on a different picture book or story-will help classroom teachers build a foundation for teaching math, science, and social studies concepts to their students. Each lesson uses children's literature to make challenging, abstract concepts relevant to children's lives, inviting them to learn these concepts while responding to a story's illustrations, theme, characters, and plot. The lessons also demonstrate how teachers can use children's literature to meet national standards in math, science, and social studies. Chapters 1 through 5 set the stage for using picture books, discussing the effective, imaginative integration of literature into the classroom. Teachers will learn to create an environment that ensures that when children and books come together, the experience is enjoyable and thought provoking. Chapters 6 through 9 provide individual lessons, by grade level, with detailed activities based on specific books.

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Genre: Education
Author: Lynn Columbia
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2017-05-12
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351813938

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Genre: Science
Author: National Science Teachers Association
Publisher: NSTA Press
Release: 2009-07-06
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781935155317

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