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Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas 40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

by Carole A. Cox

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas 40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms Synopsis

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas: 40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms is a collection of 40 literature-based strategies to teach Key Stages 1-4 content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Grounded in theory and research on best practices in each field, the strategies are classroom-tested and classroom-ready, with in-depth descriptions of practical activities. Each strategy describes in detail how to use one or more key books for each of the levels, Key Stage 1-2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4, and also includes extensive book lists for creating classroom text sets. Ideas are also provided to differentiate instruction for English learners and struggling students. The book is full of teaching tools: specific questions and prompts for discussion and writing, graphic organizers and student writing frames, mini-lessons on skills and writing conventions, technology resources, and assessment ideas for each strategy. A teacher can dip into the book and choose a content area, strategy, and books to put to use immediately in the classroom.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412974936
Publication date: 2nd March 2011
Author: Carole A. Cox
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Primary & middle schools, Teaching skills & techniques,

About Carole A. Cox

Carol Cox is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. In this position, her responsibilities include teaching language arts and reading in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, field-based methods, and program design and leadership. Cox is author of Teaching Language Arts: A Student- Centered Classroom. 6e as well as lead co-author of Engaging English Learners: Exploring Literature, Developing Literacy, and Differentiating instruction,and numerous other textbooks, journal articles, and book chapters. She is currently on the editorial board of The California Reader and has previously served on the editorial ...

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