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EDU 5503: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Books in the Main Stacks

Allington, R.L., & Johnston, P.H. (2002). Reading to learn: Lessons from exemplary fourth-grade classrooms. New York: Guilford Press. Main Stacks LB1573 .A47 2002

Beers, S., & Howell, L. (2005). Reading strategies for the content areas. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Curriculum Materials Center LB1050.455 .B44

Brown, R.S., & Carey, S. (2003). Hands-on word family activities for young readers: Ready-to-use lessons and activities for building literacy skills. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Curriculum Materials Center LB1181.4 .B76 2003

Buehl, D. (2001). Classroom strategies for interactive learning. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Main Stacks LB1050.45 .B84 2001

Caldwell, J. (2002). Reading assessment: A primer for teachers and tutors. New York: Guilford Main Stacks LB1050.46 .C35 2002

Commeyras, M., Shockley-Bisplinghoff, B., & Olson, J. (2003). Teachers as readers: Perspectives on the importance of reading in teachers’ classrooms and lives. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Main Stacks LB2844.1 .R4 T43 2003

Cowen, J.E. (2003). A balanced approach to beginning reading instruction: A synthesis of six major U.S. research studies. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. New Book Area LB1139.5 .R43 C69 2003

Harp, B. (2006). Handbook of literacy assessment and evaluation. Norwood, MA: Christopher Gordon Publishers. Main Stacks LB3051 .H342 2006

Johnson, H. & Friedman, L. (2005). Content area literature circles. Norwood, MA: Christopher Gordon Publishers. New Book Area LB1050.455 .J63 2005

McKenna, M.T., & Robinson, R.D. (2002). Teaching through text: Reading and writing in the content areas. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Main Stacks LB2395.3 .M35 2002

Morrow, L.M., Gambrell, L.B., & Pressley, M. (Eds.). (2003). Best practices in literacy instruction. New York: Guilford Press. New Book Area LB1576 .B486 2003

Pressley, M. (2002). Reading instruction that works: The case for balanced teaching. New York: Guilford Press, 2002. Main Stacks LB1573 .P72 2002

Robinson, R.D. (Ed.). (2006). Issues and innovations in literacy education: Readings from the Reading Teacher. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Main Stacks LB1050 .I79 2006 New Book Area LB1050 .I79 2006

Stewart, M.T. (2002). Best practice?: Insights on literacy instruction from an elementary classroom. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Main Stacks LB1576 .S796 2002

Locating Other Books in the Circulating Collection Our catalog includes many books on curriculum development. Here are a few searches to get you started.

Content area reading Interdisciplinary approach in education Reading—Elementary Reading—Middle School Reading teachers

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
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  • Turnitin
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    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Blake, B. E., & Blake, R.W. (2002). Literacy and learning: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. This volume seeks to answer the questions “What is literacy?” and “How do we achieve it?” Chapters range from “The Meaning of Literacy” to “Literacy Among Diverse Learners.” An excellent resource for a broader understanding of the theories and practices underlying the teaching of reading. Reference LC151 .B58 2002

Flood, J., et al. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts, 2nd ed. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates. This handbook is divided into five sections, which focus on various aspects of research related to teaching the English language arts. Chapters are written by scholars, researchers, and professionals to “provide an integrated perspective” on teaching English, including reading and writing skills. Includes an author and subject index. ‘’‘Reference LB1576 .H234 2003 Brookhaven Reference LB1576 .H234 2003 Main Stacks LB1576 .H234 2003′’‘

Gillespie, J.T. (2002). Best books for children: Preschool through Grade 6. Westport, CT: Bowker-Greenwood. These recommended titles for young readers are grouped by subject area. Entries include a one-sentence synopsis, author/publisher information, and a citation for a complete review. This is an excellent source of ideas for books related to particular content areas. Reference Z1037 .G48 2002

Guzzetti, B.J. (Ed.). (2002). Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Two-volume set “focusing on the expanded concept of what it means to be literate.” Includes substantial entries (arranged alphabetically) on topics such as Content Area Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology, and Multiple Literacies. Reference LC151 .L487 200

Web Sites

ABC Teach
ABC Teach is a site where teachers, students, and parents can obtain worksheets and lesson plans. The site started as a free educational website for teachers was created by Sandy Kemsley, a Michigan schoolteacher. In addition to the abcteach staff, more than 300 independent writers from around the world contribute materials. ABCteach offers free materials as well as an optional fee-based membership section. Over two million people visit the free site each month to find materials for preschool through eighth grade. A monthly newsletter is available to anyone who wants to stay on top of the newest materials added to the free site.

ARTSEDGE - the National Arts and Education Network
ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects. ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.

Asia Society
This website serves as a resource from which teachers can pick and choose parts of essays, particular lessons, and teaching ideas that suit their individual teaching purpose. For example, some teaching and learning materials on this site are short: you will find many worksheets or document-based questions that may be completed in one class period or as a short homework assignment. Other materials, particularly those that explore important trends, philosophies or complex histories, use inquiry-driven models of teaching and learning.

Columbia Education Center
Lesson plans created and contributed by teachers who've used them successfully in their classrooms and web-based teaching resources created as part of the ECHO projects abroad.

Core Knowledge
This collection contains units developed by teachers in Core Knowledge schools and presented at recent Core Knowledge National Conferences. The units are organized by grade level, and within grade level by subject area; click on the links on the left-hand side of this page to begin browsing. Please see Special Areas for cross-grade and cross-curricular lessons, as well as lessons for Physical Education, Gifted/Talented, Special Education, Technology, and other special subjects. For a list of suggested resources, please see Resources to Build On.

Crayola Lessons
Find hundreds of hands-on, standards-based lesson plan ideas designed to: Integrate the arts into the daily curriculum Stimulate independent thinking through visual learning Search ideas by grade, subject, theme, and/or Crayola product.

Everything ESL
41 content based ESL lesson plans for beginning through intermediate students.

KidsArt sponsors a large section of free art teaching resources and lessons on our web site. The American folk art projects in the Art Map USA section are available to anyone. You will also enjoy art lessons and ideas in the Quick Art and Top Ten sections.

Searchable by subject lessons using photos and photography.

Learn NC
LEARN NC’s lesson plans span the wide range of curriculum areas for every grade from K to 12. Our collection includes the best instructional plans created by North Carolina educators as well as high-quality materials from state and national partners.

Lesson Plans Page
Over 2,500 free lessons submitted by educators. To find lesson plans that match your criteria, begin by selecting a subject, or search for specific topics. Very easy to use. They also have Educator Discussion Forums where you can participate in discussions with other educators on a variety of topics.

Library of Congress American Memory Learning Page
Investigate curricular themes using primary sources from across the American Memory Collection.

National Conference of State Legislatures
The lesson plans outline for students the importance of representative democracy, the message that their voice counts and the valid role of special interest groups in the process. The plans complement the NCSL publication "Your Ideas Count," a student booklet used by legislators as a "leave behind" resource after their classroom visit. Teachers are invited to download the lesson plans and use them as appropriate in their classrooms.

National Endowment for the Humanities
In the coming year EDSITEment will provide new lesson plans and update existing ones as well as offer an extensive list of reviewed digital links to help teachers integrate Picturing America images in their classrooms.

National Geographic Xpeditions
Explore our incredible Earth and help students understand important environmental issues. Teacher-tested lessons, sorted by standard and grade level, interactive fun for home or the classroom and hundreds of printer-friendly maps.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This section provides direct access to lesson plans developed by scientists and educators during Ocean Explorer field seasons. These lessons are geared toward students in Grades 5-12. Presented here as Web-based education materials, each lesson plan corresponds with a specific ocean exploration and can be supplemented with daily logs prepared by scientists and educators during each mission at sea. Images and video captured in the daily logs provide an invaluable resource for teachers and students as they explore these lessons. Each hands-on lesson includes the following sections: Focus Questions, Learning Objectives, Teaching Time, Seating Arrangement, Background Information, a step-by-step Learning Procedure, The “Me” Connection, Connections to Other Subjects, Evaluations, Extensions, Resources, Student Handouts, and connections to daily expedition Web logs. Each activity is correlated to the National Science Education Standards. Some also have Adaptations for Teachers of Deaf Students.

National Park Service - Teaching with Historic Places
One of Teaching with Historic Places' primary offerings is a series of classroom-ready lesson plans. Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators, these lessons use historic sites to explore American history. All of the lessons are available free of charge on the Web. On-line lesson plans are ready for immediate use in the classroom. They can be used directly on the computer or they can be printed out, photocopied, and distributed to students.

P.E. Central Health and Physical Education Lessons
PE Central is for K-12 physical educators, classroom teachers, students, and parents. Resources on the site include ready-to-use PreK-12 health, physical education and integrated lesson ideas; ready-to-print assessments; great programs that allow kids to log their physical activity and motivate them to continue to be physically active; adapted and Preschool PE information; ways to share and recognize innovative programs and ideas; ideas for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment; and online forms for teachers to submit their ideas.

Public Broadcasting Service
Provides lesson plans and resources. Use toolbar on the left to search by subject area.

ReadWriteThink offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience. Lessons can be selected according to grade band (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12) and area of literacy practice. Each lesson is research-based, and includes a detailed instructional plan. The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready materials such as worksheets, interactives, and reviewed Web resources.

Scholastic for Teachers
Features lesson plans, strategies, tools, printables, resources by grade level, free programs and informaton for new teachers.

Special Ed Lesson Plans from Teach-nology.com
Excellent examples of lesson plans for learners with physical or mental challenges. These plans give guidance on how to address students of differing ability levels.

Special Education Lesson Modification Tips
Suggestions from educators regarding classroom management, lesson modification, and teaching strategies for working with special ed students.

Special Education Lesson Plans
Links to lesson plans for special education classrooms.

The Getty Center
Arts lesson plans from the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Thirteen Ed Online
Responding to the national need for sustained teacher training, Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS's flagship station, developed Thirteen Ed Online. This free service features everything from standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities to a multimedia primer, online mentors, and reviews of curriculum-based Web sites.

U.S. Mint Lesson Plans
Coin-centric classroom plans covering Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, and lesson plan sets based on the popular 50 State Quarters® Program, the Westward Journey Nickel Series™, and the Presidential $1 Coin Program. Classroom teachers helped design all the lesson plans on this site. Not only have these activities passed the "kid test," but they were developed with National Standards in mind.

This site provides a unified gateway to the resources previously linked to the WebQuest Page at San Diego State University and those at the portal at WebQuest.Org.

Curriculum Websites

Alliance for Curriculum Reform This group exists to unify, support, and extend the work of its member organizations in improving curriculum and instruction.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD Promotes the exchange of ideas and explores new initiatives and programs. Publications: Educational Leadership, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision. Check out their Reading Room.

Education week on the web Ezine that deals with current issues in education.

U.S. Department of Education (ED) Home Page Use the A-Z Index to located “curriculum” materials and Resources.

WIFO New skills/ new competences/ new qualifications Sources WIFO survey research projects and conferences of curriculum development, including project reports and publications, papers presented at conferences, and contributions published in proceedings or collective volume. Links to supportive materials provided.

First African American First Lady Michelle Obama official news and politics information. Includes pictures on President Barack Obama

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