Monthly Archives: February 2012

Writing Across the Curriculum/Planning Instruction for Content Literacy

In these readings I expect to learn some good reasons to include writing in content courses and some good strategies for writing to learn and planning curriculum in a way that includes reading and writing. It Says……Chapter 9 Writing mirrors … Continue reading

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What are trade books and how to effectively use them in the classroom. Why and how to use write to learn strategies in the content area classroom.

In Chapter 11 of Content Area Reading, I expect to learn what trade books are and how to effectively use them in the classroom. Trade book is a new term for me.  Apparently trade books are books, fiction and non-fiction … Continue reading

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Learning to Assess both Students and Texts

In this week’s text, I expect to learn about the different types of assessments and strategies for effective assessment of both students and texts. The text covered standerized and high stakes testing.  Here again, I see a lot of negative … Continue reading

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Journal Entry #1

Content AreaReading– Chapter 1             In my last two semesters, I had a shift in thinking from believing that a content area teacher should focus on teaching the course content and supporting students’ literacy, but not making it a critical … Continue reading

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Getting Started

This is my first professional blog.  I am creating it as an assignment for my teacher training course, Reading for the 5-12 Grade Teacher.  Looking forward to learning my way around the blogosphere!

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