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Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading


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Strategy Lessons

  • 1. Turn and Talk
  • 2. Read with a Question in Mind
  • 3. Text Annotation
  • 4. Text Coding
  • 5. Sketching Through the Text
  • 6. Two-Column Notes
  • 7. Reading a Visual Image
  • 8. Think Aloud
  • 9. Pair Reading
  • 10. Save the Last Word for Me
  • 11. Conversation Questions
  • 12. Support Your Position
  • 13. Written Discussion
  • 14. Text on Text/Collaborative Annotation
  • 15. Alternative Perspective Writing
  • 16. Point-of-View Annotation
  • 17. Arguing Both Sides
  • 18. Where Do You Stand?
  • 19. Gallery Walk
  • 20. Carousel Brainstorming
  • 21. Tableaux
  • 22. Quotation Mingle
  • 23. Jigsaw
Text Set Lessons
  • 1. Invasive Species
  • 2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 3. Country X
  • 4. Factory Farming
  • 5. Child Labor
  • 6. E-Waste
  • 7. Crash
  • 8. Privacy
  • 9. Pandemic
  • 10.Encounters

About the Author

Harvey Smokey Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are The Curious Classroom; Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition; Upstanders; Subjects Matter, Second Edition; the Texts and Lessons series; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward. Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. Connect with Smokey @smokeylit. READING Comprehension Going Forward Mini-lessons for Literature Circles Subjects Matter, Second Edition Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature WRITING Community of Writers Content-Area Writing LITERACY The Curious Classroom Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition Inquiry Circles for Elementary Classrooms Inquiry Circles for Secondary Classrooms SCHOOL CULTURE Best Practice, Fourth Edition Best Practice Video Companion Rethinking High School Rethinking High School Video Upstanders

Nancy Steineke consults nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and literacy coach for K-12 teachers. She specializes in content-area literacy, nonfiction writing, purposeful close reading, literature circles, and student engagement. Nancy keeps the focus on manageable teaching strategies that best benefit students. A published author and accomplished teacher, Nancy has been featured in classroom videos for Best Practice and Comprehension and Collaboration. Her groundbreaking work with book clubs and student led discussion groups is captured in her books Assessment Live! and Reading and Writing Together. A frequent collaborator with Harvey Smokey Daniels, they have co-authored Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles; Texts and Lessons for Content Area Reading; and Texts and Lessons for Literature. Nancy presents annually at the National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and various state conferences. She is also an Illinois Writing Project leader. Along with Harvey Daniels, Nancy has organized and led over 50 multi-day residential institutes for teachers in locations around the United States.

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