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Content Area Reading : Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum

Content Area Reading : Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321088109

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ISBN10: 0321088107
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2002
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Content Area Reading : Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum - 7TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321088109

Jo Anne L. Vacca and Richard T. Vacca

ISBN13: 978-0321088109
ISBN10: 0321088107
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 02
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No

Author Bio

Vacca, Jo Anne L. : Kent State University

Vacca, Richard T. : Kent State University

Table of Contents

I. TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH TEXTS.

1. Reading Matters.

Teachers, Students, and Text.
Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum.
Instructional Scaffolding.

2. Learning with textbooks, trade books, and electronic texts.

Textbook Use in Today's Classrooms.
Rationale for Trade Books.
Trade Books in the Classroom.
Rationale for Electronic Texts.
Electronic Texts in the Classroom: Connecting Literacy and Learning.

3. Making Authentic Assessments.

High-Stakes and Authentic Approaches to Assessment.
Portfolio Assessment.
Assessing Text Difficulty.

4. Bringing Students and Texts Together.

The Classroom Context.
Visible and Invisible Aspects of Content Literacy Instruction.

II. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES.

5. Vocabulary and Concepts.

Experiences, Concepts, and Words.
Making Connections Among Key Concepts.
Activating What Students Know About Words.
Reinforcing and Extending Vocabulary Knowledge and Concepts.

6. Prereading strategies.

Meaningful Learning, Schema, and Motivation.
Arousing Curiosity.
Making Predictions.
Student-Generated Questions.

7. Talking to Learn.

Encouraging Text-Talk Through Integrated Strategies.

8. Writing to learn.

Reading and Writing Together.
Exploratory Writing.
Journal Writing.
Essay Writing.

9. Study Strategies.

Textually and COntextually Important Ideas.
Searching for and Using Text Structure.
Graphic Representations.
Writing Summaries.
Making Notes.
Taking Notes.

10. Study Guides.

Three-Level Guides.
Pattern Guides.
Selective Reading Guides.

III. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

11. Struggling Readers.

Scaffolding Instruction for Students Who Struggle with Texts.
Comprehension Strategies.
Vocabulary Strategies.

12. Growth and Reflection in the Teaching Profession.

Purposes, Needs, and Guidelines.
Professional Themes, Trends, and Challenges.
Strategies for Successful Professional Development.
Professional Development Plans.

Appendix A: Internet Addresses for Content Areas.
Appendix B: Graphic Representations with Text Frames.
Appendix C: Affixes with Invariant Meanings.
Appendix D: Commonly Used Prefixes with Varying Meanings.

Bibliography.
Name index.
Subject index.

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