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Content Area Reading - 25th Anniversary

Content Area Reading - 25th Anniversary - 8th edition

Content Area Reading - 25th Anniversary - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780205460298

ISBN10: 0205460291

Content Area Reading - 25th Anniversary by Richard T. Vacca and Jo Anne L. Vacca - ISBN 9780205460298
Edition: 8TH 05
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Content Area Reading - 25th Anniversary by Richard T. Vacca and Jo Anne L. Vacca - ISBN 9780205460298

ISBN13: 9780205460298

ISBN10: 0205460291

Edition: 8TH 05

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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Content Area Reading remains the market-leading text in content literacy and maintains the authors' original objective--to offer an ambitious, coherent and workable exploration of content literacy.

With the underlying belief that students learn with texts, not necessarily from them, this respected text is designed to be an active learning tool, complete with real-world examples and research-based practices. Thoroughly updated and revised to incorporate topics that touch on contemporary issues such as content standards, assessment, diversity, struggling readers, the No Child Left Behind Legislation and Reading First, respected authors Rich Vacca and JoAnne Vacca continue to provide a framework that focuses on the ability to use reading, writing, speaking, and listening processes to learn subject matter across the curriculum. Accessible and comprehensible, this text takes students through the entire reading process using simple, jargon-free terminology. The methodology presented develops a foundation that can be applied across disciplines, meeting the needs of all students.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Reading Matters.

Being an Artful Teacher.
Understanding Literacy.
Text Comprehension in Content Areas.
Scaffolding Instruction.

2. Assessing Students and Texts.

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

3. Struggling Readers and Writers.

The Consequences of Struggling With Text.
Explicit Instruction in the Use of Strategies.
Strategic Reading.
Strategic Writing.

4. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners.

Cultural Differences in Today's Schools.
Linguistic Differences in Today's Schools.
Vocabulary Strategies.
Comprehension Strategies.
Talking and Working Together.

5. Learning with Trade Books.

Textbook Use in Today's Classrooms.
Rationale for Using Trade Books.
Learning Through Literature.
Using Trade Books in the Classroom.
Promoting Response to Literature.

6. Learning with Electronic Texts.

Rational for Electronic Texts.
Electronic Texts in the Classroom.
Strategies for Online Learning.

7. Bringing Students and Texts Together.

Sociocultural Context for Reading Comprehension.
Designing and Planning Text Lessons.
Designing and Planning Units of Study.
Designing and Planning Collaborative Interactions.

8. Developing Vocabulary Knowledge and Concepts.

Experiences, Concepts, and Words.
Using Graphic Organizers to Make Connections Among Key Concepts.
Activating What Students Know About Words.
Reinforcing and Extending Vocabulary Knowledge and Concepts.

9. Activating Prior Knowledge and Interest.

Self-Efficacy and Motivation.
Arousing Curiosity.
Making Predictions.
Question Generation.

10. Guiding Reader-Text Interactions.

Instructional Strategies.
Reading Guides.

11. Writing to Learn.

Integrating Reading and Writing.
Exploratory Writing Activities.
Journal Writing.
RAFTing Activities.

12. Studying Texts.

Searching for and Using Text Structure
Study Guides Based on Text Patterns.
Writing Summaries.
Making Notes, Taking Notes.