More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

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Janet Allen

  • More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy
  • More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy
    This handy flip book provides ready reference to strategies for reading and writing across content areas, along with the research basis, vignettes and organisers.

46 pages
Age Range: 9 to 18
2008
ISBN: 9781571107718

Finding the right tool to support learning is the key to student success. When appropriate strategies are combined with engaging texts, student interest and learning increase.

In Tools for Teaching Content Literacy, Janet Allen put a wealth of research-based instructional tools at teachers' fingertips to help students make connections with informational resources and to read critically. More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy extends this treasure trove with 25 new instructional strategies -- from Expert Groups to Point-of-View Guides, to Wordstorming -- using the same compact, tabbed flipchart format. Each of the strategies includes:

  • a brief description of the instructional tool;
  • an exploration of how and why the tool would be used for instruction in content classes;
  • graphic organisers;
  • models;
  • step-by-step instructions to support using and adapting the instructional strategy;
  • a research base that documents the origin, adaptations, and related reading for understanding the effectiveness of the strategy.

Like its predecessor, More Tools is a handy reference that provides instant access to succinct descriptions, practical strategies, and manageable assessments, allowing teachers to save time and be more flexible and confident in meeting students' needs.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Content Pass

Flip Charts

Reaction Guide

Three Level Student Guide

Using the 5Ws and H to Find Information

EXPLORE Writing

Fast Track to First Impressions

Think, Rethink, Reread, and Reexamine Thinking

Writing Alphabet Books

CPR: Bringing Academic Vocabulary to Life

Knowledge Chart

Language Collection

Point-of-View Guide

Learning Through Inquiry

Double- and Triple-Entry Journals

Common (and Uncommon) Denominatiors

Wordstorming to Anticipate Content

FLIP

PQ4R

Getting the Most from Visual Information

Writing to Learn

Learning from Text Feature

Reasoning Guide

Writing Frames

Expert Groups

Appendix