Reading to Learn in Secondary Classrooms

Increasing Comprehension and Understanding

Daniel M. Perna ,

 
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Reading to Learn in Secondary Classrooms: Increasing Comprehension and Understanding

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"This text helps the reader understand that students do not just learn to read in the primary grades. Students must continue to grow and become more sophisticated readers if we expect them to master varied content information and concepts. The strategies in this book provide a framework to support content area teachers as they strive to engage students and increase content literacy as well as content mastery."
—Crystal Leu, Director of Curriculum
Lakeland School Corporation, LaGrange, IN

Reading: a tool for learning in any subject area!

Although reading is an essential skill for learning in any discipline, many students in today′s secondary classrooms find reading tasks difficult and often fail to complete those assignments. Now this proven, step-by-step instructional model shows secondary teachers how to help students boost their reading comprehension, acquire knowledge through their reading, and process the information that they′ve learned.

Providing numerous classroom examples, the authors show teachers how to use research-based, high-effect strategies before, during, and after reading to increase student learning in various content and subject areas. Teachers learn how to help students:

Prepare for learning and anticipate reading assignments through pre-lesson strategies such as previewing the text, activating prior knowledge, and developing questionsRemain focused and engaged during reading assignments through strategies such as reciprocal teaching, jigsaw, and think-alouds Process and internalize newly learned information using strategies such as graphic organizers and summaries

Easy to implement, this method helps secondary teachers improve students′ content learning and reading ability at the same time!

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