Content Area Reading

Content Area Reading - Maureen McLaughlin - 9780133827613 - Education - Literacy Education (90)
Series
Pearson
Author
Maureen McLaughlin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
DVD
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
387
Pub.-date
July 2014
ISBN13
9780133827613
ISBN
0133827615



Description

A unique, Common Core-based, complete, student-centered resource for grades 6 - 12 designed to help students make connections between what they read and how they apply it in the classroom. Theory into practice through a wide range of innovative instruction approaches.

 

A desktop resource to be used throughout a teaching career, this is a practical guide to teaching for understanding in the content areas at middle and high school level—a complete information source. The book helps reader understand the innovations in content area teaching, help students learn course content, teach students how to actively engage in learning, and deal effectively with assessment and professional development.

 

The new edition features an entirely new chapter on the Common Core, in which both the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards are emphasized and “rich instructional tasks” are introduced; a new “Making Connections to the Common Core” feature that appears throughout the text; updated theoretical information; revised websites; and numerous new student examples integrated throughout. In addition, the Appendixes have been revitalized to include a variety of new graphic organizers that focus on using multi-modal text and recognizing and creating text structures, plus new examples of completed student projects.

Features

  • Special features focus on issues of importance to content area teachers, including:
    • Teaching Idea icons in chapter margins highlight practical strategies that can be used across content areas.
      • Specific to fostering students’ comprehension, the Teaching Ideas feature five stops of explicit instruction: 1) explain, 2) demonstrate, 3) guide, 4) practice, and 5) reflect.
      • Student artifacts, student dialogues, and student writing samples show real-life application of the Teaching Ideas.
    • Chapter Overviews highlight the key questions addressed within each chapter and include complete lists of the Teaching Ideas presented in the chapter.
  • Chapter feature streams enhance comprehension by “making the connection”:
    • Making Connections to Multiple Literacies links chapter topics to aspects of different literacies, including adolescent literacy, discipline-specific literacies, critical literacy, information literacy, media literacy, and multicultural literacy.
    • Making Connections to Struggling Readers applies chapter topics to issues associated with struggling readers.
    • Making Connections to English Learners explores issues related to teaching English language learners.
    • Making Connections to Study Skills associates chapter topics with ideas for teaching study skills to support student learning.
    • Making Connections boxes encourage students to actively engage in learning by posing a question and asking for readers to think about a response and share ideas with a small group.
  • E-Links, annotated weblinks at the end of every chapter, present opportunities for exploring chapter topics in greater depth.
  • Accountable Talk provides ideas for small group discussions.
  • Portfolio/Performance Opportunity at the end of each chapter helps assess performance that, when completed, may be included in the teacher’s course portfolio
  • Appendixes feature practical, reproducible, idea-filled teaching resources supporting a variety of topics addressed throughout the book. Included are:
    • Blackline masters.
    • Discussion Circle Bookmarks.
    • Double Entry Journal formats.
    • Press Conference Checklist.
    • First-Person Experience Rubrics.
    • Form poems.
    • Examples from projects such as the Content Area Resource Anthology, Student-Authored Electronic Books, and Transmediations.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! An entirely new chapter on the Common Core emphasizes both the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards and introduces “rich instructional tasks.”
  • NEW! A new “Making Connections to the Common Core” feature appears throughout the text.
  • NEW! Updated theoretical information, revised websites, and numerous new student examples have been integrated.
  • NEW! The Appendixes have been revitalized to include a variety of new graphic organizers that focus on using multi-modal text and recognizing and creating text structures
  • NEW! New examples of complete student projects have been added to the Appendices.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Teaching in the 21st Century
Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies
Chapter 3: The Common Core State Standards: Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines
Chapter 4: Comprehending Content Area Text
Chapter 5: Using Comprehension Strategies to Guide Thinking
Chapter 6: Using Comprehension Strategies to Extend Thinking
Chapter 7: Teaching Vocabulary in the Content Areas
Chapter 8: Organizing for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 9: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Chapter 10: Writing in the Content Areas
Chapter 11: Using Technology in the Content Areas
Chapter 12: Inquiry: Key to Critical and Creative Thinking in the Content Areas
Chapter 13: Poetry, Drama, Music, and Art: Alternative Representations of Thinking
Chapter 14: Course-Based Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting
Chapter 15: Meeting Challenges and Continuing to Learn through Professional Development

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

References
Name Index
Subject Index

Back Cover

This comprehensive resource helps future and in-service grade 6 - 12 teachers get a unique, Common Core-based, student-centered look at content area reading. Using innovative features to help students make connections between what they read and how they apply it in the classroom, the book translates theory into practice through a wide range of innovative instructional approaches. The teaching ideas are initially taught using explicit instruction to scaffold student learning, and student examples from a variety of disciplines are featured throughout the text, along with a variety of readily available teaching resources.

 

With a central theme of multiple literacies and their effects on today’s teachers and classrooms, the book emphasizes today’s need to be able to reading and write and also to understand a variety of disciplines, navigate a myriad of information sources, examine the author’s intent, and comprehend beyond the printed pages.

 

Features new to this edition include:

  • An entirely new chapter on the Common Core emphasizes both the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards and introduces “rich instructional tasks.”
  • A new “Making Connections to the Common Core” feature appears throughout the text.
  • Updated theoretical information, revised websites, and numerous new student examples have been integrated.
  • The Appendixes have been revitalized to include a variety of new graphic organizers that focus on using multi-modal text and recognizing and creating text structures
  • New examples of complete student projects have been added to the Appendices.

Author

Maureen McLaughlin is department chair and 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, Maureen spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and department chair in a public school system.

 

Maureen served as the 2013 – 2014 President of the International Reading Association and was a member of IRA’s Board of Directors from 2005–2008.  During her time on the Board, Maureen was liaison to a variety of committees, including those focused on Bylaws, Adolescent Literacy, and the Common Core State Standards. She also contributed to a variety of documents and position statements, including the Board of Directors’ Code of Conduct and the Conflict of Interest Statement. From 1999 – 2004, Maureen was a volunteer professor in Estonia for the Association’s Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) Project.

 

Maureen has been a member of several review boards, including those of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. She has also published numerous chapters and journal articles focused on critical literacy, reading comprehension, and the Common Core State Standards.