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Subjects Matter

Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers Lively, practical, and irreverent, "Subjects Matter" points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman, authors of a dozen influential books on literacy and cofounders of Best Practice High School, bring their trademark styleteacher friendly and kid wiseto the reality of today's middle and high schools. Their book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and morea tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectivelya new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 real books of interest to teenage readersinstructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject areaplans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any disciplinegroup-building techniques that create a productive community of readersa do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers thinkmodels for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleaguesspecial help and materials for students who strugglescientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning.Punctuated by stories from real math, science, social studies, and other classrooms, "Subjects Matter" shows how young people can read and succeed across the curriculum, and how their teachers can help.
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