Guide to Content-Area ReadingJune 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Posted in uncategorized | 12 Comments
In their book, Subjects Matter, authors Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman write,
In short: understanding what we do now, we will teach reading, not just assign it, though that doesn’t mean we are turning into reading teachers. We are specialists – science, math, history, art, music, foreign language people – to the bone. The difference is, we’ll break the work up into steps for kids, and provide help along the way. We’ll be using methods, tools, activities, and procedures that help our students understand and remember our content better – and maybe even, dare we hope, get interested in it. Which is right back where we started.
What does this mean for your teaching? What is your personal guide to content-area reading? In what ways will your professional practice be impacted or changed by what you’ve explored and learned in class?