Stretching Beyond the Textbook Reading and Succeeding With Complex Texts in the Content Areas

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/01/2014
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching

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Meet the CCSS requirement of increased nonfiction reading in the content areas with these classroom-tested, differentiated lessons that teach students to comprehend complex texts. Learn how to:

• select books and other complex texts that support the curriculum

• craft essential questions that delve into key content

• teach reading strategies targeted for nonfiction texts

• facilitate small-group meetings and whole-group discussions focused on text-specific questions

• model how to support arguments with textual evidence

• incorporate writing to improve comprehension

• design assessments to monitor progress and adjust instruction

Designed for middle school, this rigorous approach to teaching in the content areas develops independence, fosters responsibility, and really builds content-area knowledge. A must-have for the CCSS classroom! For use with Grades 6 & Up.

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