Teaching through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas eBook (2e) : 9780133558579

Teaching through Text: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas eBook (2e)

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Pre-service and in-service middle and secondary school teachers get a wide variety of instructional techniques they can use to foster comprehension of materials in their content areas.


The core set of instructional techniques included in this evidence-based, practical resource help middle and secondary teachers incorporate reading-related approaches into their classrooms. The authors show how to implement the approaches in an easy manner that avoids diverting time from content learning. Some of the approaches covered include vocabulary techniques (e.g., graphic organisers, feature analysis, list-group-label), comprehension techniques (e.g., reading guides, questioning strategies), and study techniques. The book also addresses issues of assessment, motivation, and cultural and linguistic diversity.

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Table of contents
  • Section 1: Teaching and Learning through Text        
  • 1    The Importance of Literacy in Content Areas      
  • 2    Literacy Processes             
  • 3    Getting to Know Your Students, Your Materials, and Your Teaching        
  • 4    Teaching for Diversity        
  • Section 2: Prereading Strategies       
  • 5    Building Prior Knowledge       
  • 6    Introducing Technical Vocabulary                
  • Section 3: Strategies for Guided Reading       
  • 7    Making Reading Purposeful             
  • 8    Reading Guides    
  • 9    Providing Time to Read: When, Where, and How?          
  • Section 4: Postreading Strategies      
  • 10  Questioning and Discussion        
  • 11  Reinforcing and Extending Content Knowledge  
  • Section 5: More Ways to Facilitate Learning through Text    
  • 12  Study Skills: Encouraging Independence in Content Literacy     
  • 13  Student Attitudes: Encouraging Content Literacy           
Features & benefits

The approaches are easy to follow, practical, effective, feature a strong empirical base, and reflect the latest thinking in the field.


Teachers benefit from the straightforward organisation that presents the approaches in a “before-during-after” lesson format.


Teachers get additional free resources they can turn to through the book’s “Net Worth” boxes that provide up-to-date Web sites.


Additional ideas for extending the approaches and concepts are provided in “Getting Involved” sections, packed with activities and assignments.

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