Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
If Not Me, Then Who?, 3rd Edition
History teachers aren't expected to teach science, maths 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.
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas draws from new research in the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners and the influence of government standards on student performance. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve 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?
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 year level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.
|Publish date||2012-10-11 00:00:00|