Reading Strategy Lessons for Science & Social Studies

15 Research-based Strategy Lessons that Help Students Read and Learn from Content-area Texts
Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439926423
Category: Education
Page: 95
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"...strategy lessons that help students become skilled readers of nonfiction, able to read and learn from textbooks and other materials independently."--Pg.4 of cover.

Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy
Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309128056
Category: Education
Page: 234
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.

Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom
Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Category: Education
Page: 278
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning


Author: J. David Cooper,Michael D. Robinson,Jill Ann Slansky,Nancy D. Kiger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128596568X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 576
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A leading resource for K-8 literacy programs, this extremely popular reading methods book has a simple goal: to provide aspiring teachers with the tools to help every student learn to read and write. LITERACY: HELPING CHILDREN CONSTRUCT MEANING, 9th Edition, continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the information, techniques, and strategies they need to assist their students in becoming literate. The book is distinguished in the field by its use of practical literacy lessons and authentic examples, which clearly demonstrate how to teach reading and writing. The Common Core State Standards are a major focus of this revision. In addition, new, full-color children's stories (in excerpts or in their entirety) model extended literacy lessons. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Content Area Reading and Learning

Instructional Strategies
Author: Diane Lapp,James Flood,Nancy Farnan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135605599
Category: Education
Page: 480
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How can teachers make content-area learning more accessible to their students? This text addresses instructional issues and provides a wealth of classroom strategies to help all middle and secondary teachers effectively enable their students to develop both content concepts and strategies for continued learning. The goal is to help teachers model, through excellent instruction, the importance of lifelong content-area learning. This working textbook provides students maximum interaction with the information, strategies, and examples presented in each chapter. Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition is organized around five themes: Content Area Reading: An Overview The Teacher and the Text The Students The Instructional Program School Culture and Environment in Middle and High School Classrooms Pedagogical features: Each chapter includes a graphic organizer, a chapter overview, a Think Before Reading Activity, one or more Think While Reading Activities, and a Think After Reading Activity. 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, and to serve as catalysts for thinking and discussions. New in the Third Edition The latest information on literacy strategies in every content area Research-based strategies for teaching students to read informational texts Up-to-date information for differentiating instruction for English-speaking and non-English speaking students An examination of youth culture and the role it plays in student learning A look at authentic learning in contexts related to the world of work Ways of using technology and media literacy to support content learning Suggestions for using writing in every content area to enhance student learning Ideas for using multiple texts for learning content A focus on the assessment-instruction connection Strategies for engaging and motivating students Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition, is intended as a primary text for courses on middle and high school content area literacy and learning.

The Oxford Handbook of Reading


Author: Alexander Pollatsek
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199324573
Category: Psychology
Page: 520
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Writing is one of humankind's greatest inventions, and modern societies could not function if their citizens could not read and write. How do skilled readers pick up meaning from markings on a page so quickly, and how do children learn to do so? The chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Reading synthesize research on these topics from fields ranging from vision science to cognitive psychology and education, focusing on how studies using a cognitive approach can shed light on how the reading process works. To set the stage, the opening chapters present information about writing systems and methods of studying reading, including those that examine speeded responses to individual words as well as those that use eye movement technology to determine how sentences and short passages of text are processed. The following section discusses the identification of single words by skilled readers, as well as insights from studies of adults with reading disabilities due to brain damage. Another section considers how skilled readers read a text silently, addressing such issues as the role of sound in silent reading and how readers' eyes move through texts. Detailed quantitative models of the reading process are proposed throughout. The final sections deal with how children learn to read and spell, and how they should be taught to do so. These chapters review research with learners of different languages and those who speak different dialects of a language; discuss children who develop typically as well as those who exhibit specific disabilities in reading; and address questions about how reading should be taught with populations ranging from preschoolers to adolescents, and how research findings have influenced education. The Oxford Handbook of Reading will benefit researchers and graduate students in the fields of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, education, and related fields (e.g., speech and language pathology) who are interested in reading, reading instruction, or reading disorders.

Much More Social Studies Through Children's Literature

A Collaborative Approach
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591584452
Category: Education
Page: 255
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These dynamic literature-based activities will help you energize the entire social studies curriculum and implement national (and state) standards.

But I'm Not a Reading Teacher

Strategies for Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596670495
Category: Education
Page: 174
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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.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

If Not Me, Then Who?
Author: Vicki Urquhart,Dana Frazee
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614214
Category: Education
Page: 240
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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.

Developing Content Area Literacy

40 Strategies for Middle and Secondary Classrooms
Author: Patricia A. Antonacci,Patricia Antonacci,Catherine M. O’Callaghan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972833
Category: Education
Page: 287
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Strategies for Developing Content Area Literacy in Middle and Secondary Classrooms addresses the challenges facing students as they move from learning to read in the primary grades to reading to learn in the middle and secondary classrooms; and it will offer a description of the components for all effective adolescent literacy programs that should be required as part of the middle and high school curriculum. The heart of the book will offer classroom teachers in primary and secondary schools an easy-to-follow and comprehensive set of instructional strategies for students' development of literacy skills for reading, writing, and studying in the content areas.

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding
Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN: 9781571103109
Category: Education
Page: 314
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Teaches techniques designed to improve reading skills, covering how children can learn by making connections, asking questions, visualization, inferring answers, extracting ideas, and synthesizing information.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children


Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309517745
Category: Education
Page: 419
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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 157110481X
Category: Education
Page: 339
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Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades 6–12


Author: Diane Casale-Giannola,Linda Schwartz Green
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412993970
Category: Education
Page: 207
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Maximize learning for all learners with this compilation of strategies that engage secondary students, develop 21st century skills, and improve literacy across a variety of content areas

The Core Six

Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core
Author: Harvey F. Silver,R. Thomas Dewing,Matthew J. Perini
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614753
Category: Education
Page: 86
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If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.

Building Comprehension in Adolescents

Powerful Strategies for Improving Reading and Writing in Content Areas
Author: Linda H. Mason,Robert Reid,Jessica Laurel Hagaman
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572100
Category: Education
Page: 263
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Developed for middle and high school teachers, the classroom-ready lessons in this practical guide will help strengthen students' reading comprehension and written expression so they can master academic content.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas


Author: Judie Haynes,Debbie Zacarian
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612335
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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English language learners (ELLs) often face the difficult challenge of learning both a new language and new subject matter at the same time. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, Judie Haynes and Debbie Zacarian offer strategies, tools, and tips that teachers can use to help ELLs at all levels flourish in mainstream classrooms. This book will show teachers how to * Determine their ELLs' stages of English language acquisition. * Modify assignments and assessments in different content areas for ELLs at different stages of language development. * Ensure that all ELLs participate fully in lesson activities alongside their English-fluent peers. * Communicate effectively with parents and guardians of students from diverse cultures. Real-life examples of lessons from elementary, middle, and high school that have been modified for ELLs in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes show how to effectively put the authors' recommendations into practice. A glossary of important ELL and ESL terms is included as well, for those who are new to teaching ELLs. Whether novice or veteran, all teachers of ELLs will benefit from this wonderfully practical guide to ensuring that ELLs learn English by learning content--and learn content while learning English.