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Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies (Myeducationlab)
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With three full chapters on reading comprehension (reflecting the before, during, after reading approach) and a separate chapter that explores multiple literacies, Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies, has a wealth of practical strategies for teaching reading, writing and study skills in the content area classroom.
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Teaching Ideas icons found throughout chapter margins highlight practical strategies to use across content areas. Teaching Ideas that are specific to fostering student comprehension feature 5 steps of explicit instruction: 1. explain, 2. demonstrate, 3. guide, 4. practice, 5. reflect. After students walk through the strategy, they are able to see applications of the strategy within content-specific classroom examples. Student artifacts, student dialogues, and student writing samples show the real-life application of each Teaching Idea.
Every chapter opens with a chapter outline highlighting the key questions addressed within each chapter. Chapter outlines also have a complete list of the Teaching Ideas offered in the chapter.
Chapters are supported by feature streams that enhance comprehension by "making connections:"
Final Thoughts at the end of each chapter provide a chapter summary
E-Links annotated weblinks at the end of every chapter give students an opportunity to explore chapter topics in greater depth
Accountable Talk provides students with ideas for small group discussions
Portfolio/Performance Opportunity at the end of each chapter are ideas for expanding students' professional teaching portfolios
The Appendixes are practical, reproducible, idea-filled teaching resources that support a variety of topics addressed throughout the book. Examples featured include blackline masters, Discussion Circle Bookmarks, Double Entry Journal formats, Press Conference Checklist, First-Person Experience Rubric, form poems, and examples from projects such as the Content Area Resource Anthology, Student-Authored Electronic Books, and Transmediations.
MyEducationLab icons throughout connect chapter content to video, student artifacts, and lesson planning resources. To get access to MyEducationLab with the book, use the
Book News Annotation:
McLaughlin's (reading education, East Stroudsburg U. of Pennsylvania) text is designed to help preservice and inservice teachers of science, mathematics, social science, language, the arts, physical education, and other content areas in grades 6-12 . Topics addressed include an overview of 21st-century students and innovations in content area teaching; multiple literacies; standards-based teaching and high-stakes assessment; comprehending content area texts; using comprehension strategies to guide and extend thinking; teaching vocabulary; teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students; writing; using technology in content classes; critical and creative thinking; using multiple modes of representation; assessment, evaluation, and reporting; and professional development. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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With three full chapters on reading comprehension (reflecting the before, during, after reading approach) and a separate chapter that explores multiple literacies, Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies has a wealth of practical strategies for teaching reading, writing, and study skills in the content area classroom.
About the Author
Maureen McLaughlin is a professor of reading education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate at Boston University in reading and language development. Prior to her tenure at the University, Dr. McLaughlin spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and department chair in a public school system.
A member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association from 2005 — 2008, Maureen is the author of numerous publications about the teaching of reading, reading comprehension, and content area literacies. A frequent speaker at international, national, and state conferences, Maureen is a consultant to school districts and universities throughout North America.
Table of Contents
CONTENT AREA READING: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies 1e
CH 1 Teaching in the 21st Century
CH 2 Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies
CH 3 Standards-Based Teaching and High-Stakes Assessments
CH 4 Comprehending Content Area Text
CH 5 Using Comprehension Strategies to Guide Thinking
CH 6 Using Comprehension Strategies to Extend Thinking
CH 7 Content Area Vocabulary
CH 8 Organizing for Teaching and Learning
CH 9 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
CH 10 Writing in the Content Areas
CH 11 Using Technology in the Content Areas
CH 12 Inquiry: Key to Critical and Creative Thinking in the Content Areas
CH 13 Poetry, Drama, Music, and Art: Alternative Representations of Thinking
CH 14 Course-Based Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting
CH 15 Meeting the Challenges and Continuing to Learn through Professional
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