ERIC Number: ED359504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Infotext: Reading and Learning.
Feathers, Karen M.
Noting that students often have difficulty reading texts for information, this book offers practical, classroom-tested techniques that focus on content while encouraging students to take control of their own learning by expanding their repertoire of reading strategies. The book defines "infotexts" as the books, textbooks, journals, newspapers, and computer manuals that are read to gather information about particular topics. While teachers may initiate some of the activities suggested in the book, the activities themselves are controlled by the students. Chapters are: Why Teach Content Reading? The Basis of Content Reading; Evaluating Students--and Texts; Making Connections; Focusing on Meaning; Organizing Information; The Importance of Reflective Writing; and Understanding Vocabulary. Lists of 72 professional references and 7 infotext references are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Information Sources, Learning Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($15 plus 10% of order for shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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