Improving Reading Skills Across the Content Areas

Ready-to-Use Activities and Assessments for Grades 6-12

Rebecca J. Gault ,

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Improving Reading Skills Across the Content Areas: Ready-to-Use Activities and Assessments for Grades 6-12

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A must-have, must-read resource for every teacher in all subject areas!

"This is a great book and full of good ideas that every classroom teacher can use. It has ideas that can be used with diverse students-gifted, ESL, Special Education, and everything in between. Rozmiarek makes a substantial contribution to the reading field with this book."
-Arlene Myslinski, ESL Teacher
Buffalo Grove High School, IL

In today′s competitive environment of standards-based education, improving reading proficiency and increasing content knowledge have never been more important. Yet, developing exceptional reading skills in middle and high school students presents many obstacles.

In this practical and user-friendly book, literacy specialist Rebecca Rozmiarek shares more than 100 classroom-tested reading activities that will benefit all students in grades 6-12, including gifted, special education, and ELL students. Incorporating years of success in helping struggling secondary students become expert readers, she provides both a jargon-free overview of critical research and activities that every teacher can use to improve reading comprehension and content retention. Student examples and sample modifications show teachers how reading activities can be used in content areas ranging from math and science to social studies and English, and more.

Each chapter contains:

A skills overview Detailed descriptions of relevant subskills Skill-building activities An assessment rubric Examples of student work Blank reproducibles of every activity

Learn how to use double-entry journals, text coding, bookmarking, and questioning strategies to help students become more proficient readers. Based on IRA and NCTE standards, these activities foster independence, self-reflection, and motivation in all students. 

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