Reading in the Content Areas: Social Studies 6 - 12 9780078617089
Reading in the Content Areas: Social Studies

Reading in the Content Areas: Social Studies

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
By McGraw-Hill
Copyright: 2005
Publication Date: January 16, 2004
MHID: 0078617081
ISBN 13: 9780078617089

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Key Features

Help content area teachers improve students’ reading

Focus on one content area at a time

Coordinate your reading program with content classrooms

Focus on nonfiction reading in the content areas

  • Math – consumer and computer topics, puzzles, mathematical facts
  • Science – biology, earth science, physics
  • Social studies – history, geography, anthropology

Focus on essential skills for understanding content area selections

  • Main idea
  • Subject matter
  • Supporting details
  • Conclusion
  • Clarifying devices
  • Vocabulary in context

Focus on diagnosis

  • Diagnostic charts help students pinpoint areas to strengthen
  • Progress graphs help students visualize their improvement

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