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Literacy in the Content Area: Home

Literacy is essential for a student to learn in all areas of the curriculum. Subject-area teachers must develop lessons to infuse the curriculum with reading for better comprehension by the students.

Topics on Promoting Engagement

Student engagement

Active vs passive reading

Collaborative reading

Guided reading

Multimodal activities

Generating queries

Critical thinking skills

Reciprocal teaching

Differentiated instruction

Topics on reading practices

Analytical and Study Reading

SSR (Sustained Silent Reading)

School-wide reading

Classroom libraries

Critical reading

Current events [newspapers and periodicals]

Vocabulary lists

Reading skills for the Internet

Considerations when reading from the Internet:

  • Lateral vs linear
  • Navigation
  • Assessment of source

 

Daniel Willingham video

Professor Daniel Willingham describes why content knowledge is essential to reading with comprehension, and why teaching reading strategies alone is not sufficient.

Subject Guide

Organizational structure of text

Traditional text

Narrative

Cause-effect

Argumentative

Descriptive

Enumeration

Sequential

Persuasive

Photographs

Picture books

Primary documents

Charts and graphs

Audio

Graphic Novels

Other Education LibGuides and Quick Link to the Catalog

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