Content Area Literacy: Toolkit of Disciplinary Strategies for Middle and High School considers various professionals who may find its content useful:
- professors teaching a content area or disciplinary literacy course
- middle and high school teachers working directly with students
- literacy and instructional coaches; interventionists
- candidates for initial licensure and/or reading specialist endorsements
Because it is a practical tool for teachers of math, science, English language arts, and social studies in grades 6-12, it is also ideal for team, school, and district professional development.
Set apart from other strategy books, the fifth edition:
- provides teachers with tools that support students’ ability to comprehend complex texts independently
- offer explicit instruction for teachers to provide students using general literacy strategies.
- provides students with the discipline-specific literacy strategies required for deep, meaningful learning in English language arts, math, science, and history/social studies
- Description provides an explanation of the strategy along with its practical purpose.
- How and Why Would I Use This Strategy outlines instructional routines that this strategy would support.
- How Do I Teach/Present the Strategy offers step-by-step implementation ideas and instructions for use.
- Connections to the Disciplines provides key behaviors the strategy supports along with examples for use.
- Resources provides additional helpful information.
About the Authors
Preface and Overview
What the Text Says
Part One: Monitoring Comprehension
Self-Monitoring Approach to Reading and Thinking (SMART)
Part Two: Summarizing
Chunk and Go
Cross-Out Summary Strategy
Part Three: Word Work and Conceptual Learning
Frayer Model and Math Rule of Four
List-Group-Label and Semantic Mapping
Select Three and Reflect (STAR)
What the Text Means
Comprehension, Analysis, Synthesis Strategy (CASS)
They Say, I Say, and So
Writing to Unlock Meaning
Sketch the Visual
Entrance and Exit Slips
Climbing and Diving
Collaborative Discussion Around Text
Value Line Up
Save the Last Word for Me