Teaching through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, 2nd edition

  • Richard D. Robinson

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Teaching through Text presents a core set of instructional techniques to help you incorporate reading-related approaches into your classroom. You'll learn to implement strategies that foster comprehension in content areas, without diverting time away from content instruction.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137558827

Subject: Reading & Literacy

Category: Content Area Reading

Table of contents


Section 1: Teaching and Learning through Text

1 The Importance of Literacy in Content Areas
The Meaning of Literacy
Four Aspects of Literacy
The Implications of Content Literacy
Disciplinary Literacy
Teacher Resistance to Content Literacy
Content Literacy and the Common Core Standards
Seeing Yourself as a Teacher
Getting Involved

2 Literacy Processes
Reading and Writing as Language Processes
The Reading Process
The Writing Process
Making Sense Out of Content
Getting Involved

3 Getting to Know Your Students, Your Materials, and Your Teaching
Three Dimensions of Classroom Assessment
What Is Reading Ability?
Levels of Reading Ability
Reading Ability and Readability
Judging the Match Between Students and Materials
Judging the Context of Instruction
Three Struggling Readers
Getting Involved

4 Teaching for Diversity
Dimensions of Diversity
Meeting the Challenge of Diversity
Getting Involved

Section 2: Prereading Strategies

5 Building Prior Knowledge
Judging Whether Prior Knowledge Is Adequate
Ways to Add and Activate Background Knowledge
Getting Involved

6 Introducing Technical Vocabulary
The Nature of Words
The Myth That Words Teach Themselves
Formal Definitions
Feature Analysis
Graphic Organizers
Additional Methods
Getting Involved

Section 3: Strategies for Guided Reading

7 Making Reading Purposeful
Who Should Set Purposes for Reading?
Ways of Setting Purposes
Varying and Combining Techniques
Getting Involved

8 Reading Guides
Advantages of a Written Guide
When Should Reading Guides Be Used?
Types of Guides
Constructing a Reading Guide
Computerizing Reading Guides and Units
Using Reading Guides
Getting Involved

9 Providing Time to Read: When, Where, and How?
Reading Assignments as Homework
Structuring Units to Allow Reading in Class
Major Lesson Formats
Getting Involved

Section 4: Postreading Strategies

10 Questioning and Discussion
The Purposes of Discussion
Planning a Discussion
Conducting a Discussion
Alternatives to Teacher-Led Discussions
Discussion and Recitation: A Second Look
Discussion and Writing
Getting Involved

11 Reinforcing and Extending Content Knowledge
Drilling versus Extending
Using Literacy to Reinforce and Extend
Reinforcing through Direct Instruction
Getting Involved

Section 5: More Ways to Facilitate Learning through Text

12 Study Skills: Encouraging Independence in Content Literacy
Responsibility for Teaching Study Skills
Note Taking
Review and Homework
Test Taking
Strategies for Independent Reading
Getting Involved

13 Student Attitudes: Encouraging Content Literacy
Factors That Affect Motivation
Assessing Reading Interests
Promoting Content Literacy in Your Classroom
Getting Involved
Name Index
Subject Index

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