ERIC Number: ED465161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Real Reading, Real Writing: Content-Area Strategies.
Topping, Donna; McManus, Roberta
This book is a story for and by real teachers. In the book, two seasoned veterans recount their 23-year collaboration to find ways to help students improve learning in their content area subjects. Over the years, the book explains, the two educators have developed a host of practical activities and strategies to infuse the processes of learning into the content to be learned. The book brings these activities to life--real activities immediately doable in classrooms at any level. It shows how practical ideas grow naturally from a theoretical base. And it invites teachers to take these ideas, tweak and adapt them to their own content area, and enjoy the same journey in teaching real reading and real writing. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1) Real Journeys; (2) Real Situations, Real Times, Real Places; (3) Real Destinations; (4) Reading: Conveying the Big Picture; (5) Making Reading Happen: Before; (6) Making Reading Happen: During; (7) Making Reading Happen: After; (8) Selling Reading: Creating a Lifetime Habit; (9) Slipping Writing into the Content Area; (10) Purposeful Writing to an Audience; (11) Learning for a Lifetime; and (12) Lifelong Teaching. Appendixes are: Surveying Your Textbook; Reading Guide: Cells and Structure; Review Circles; Review--A, B, C...Simple!; and Student Favorites. (Cites 134 works.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Literacy, Middle Schools, Reading Strategies, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Writing Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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