For teachers, reading specialists and special educators in grades 4-12, this practical resource is packed with hundreds of strategies and activities for evaluating and improving students' reading, writing, study, and test-taking skills in all content areas. It first provides several ways to categorize the skills needed and lists of specialized vocabulary and skills required for effective reading/writing/study skill in each subject area. It then provides a multitude of ready-to-use methods and over 100 reproducible activities to help assess and improve the ability of all students. Special features include a list of multicultural trade books useful for all students, guidelines for using teacher-pupil conferences to assess skills, computer software for vocabulary in the content fields, ideas for students with limited English-speaking ability, professional resource books for teachers of students who are at risk, and more.
Table of contents
The Practical Help This Book Offers.
CHAPTER 1: Teaching The Required Vocabulary And Skills For Effective Reading And Writing In The Content Areas.
CHAPTER 2: Ready-To-Use Strategies And Activity Sheets For Assessing Competencies And Weaknesses In Content Reading, Writing, And Study Skills In Both Whole Language And Traditional Literacy Programs.
CHAPTER 3: Ready-To-Use Strategies And Activity Sheets For Improving Vocabulary In The Content Areas.
CHAPTER 4: Ready-To-Use Strategies And Activity Sheets For Improving Comprehension, Critical (Evaluative) Reading, And Creative (Applied) Reading In The Content Areas.
CHAPTER 5: Ready-To-Use Strategies And Activity Sheets For Improving Writing Skills In The Content Areas.
CHAPTER 6: Ready-To-Use Strategies And Activity Sheets For Adapting The Literacy-Study Skills To The Unique Demands Of Literature, Social Studies, Science, And Mathematics.
CHAPTER 7: Strategies For Improving Test Construction And Test-Taking Skills In The Content Areas.
CHAPTER 8: Ready-To-Use Strategies And Materials For Teaching Content Reading And Writing To "At-Risk" Students.