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

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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

Find Education Articles


Use the Journal Locator link to find databases that index these publications.

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

Journal of Literacy Research

Journal of Reading

Journal of Reading Behavior

Journal of Reading Education

Reading Research Quarterly

Reading Today

Reading Teacher

Web Sites

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.

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