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1 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas All Teachers Working Together to Improve Student Academic Literacy Presentation By: Kelli M. Miller Oklahoma State University Spring 2011 CIED 5433

2 “I think about reading my VCR programming manual. With that text, I’m a struggling reader.” (Beers, 2003).

3 “I pick up the IRS tax booklet and I am not only a struggling reader but also a reluctant one.” (Beers, 2003).

4 Strategies to Engage All Readers in Content Area Texts

5 Trade books Lynch-Brown, Tomlinson, and Short (2011) differentiate between textbooks and trade books by defining textbooks as books designed for instructional purposes. Trade books are books written for informational and entertainment purposes.

6 Comprehension Strategies Graffiti Boards

7 Comprehension Strategies Journaling Write about what DID happen. Write about what you think will happen.

8 Comprehension Strategies KWL Chart KnowWant to knowLearned

9 “Reading is a different task when we read literature, science texts, historical analyses, newspapers, tax forms. This is why teaching students how to read the texts of academic disciplines is a key part of teaching them these disciplines.” (Key Ideas of the Strategic Literacy Initiative, 2001)

10 Works Cited (No Author). The Strategic Literacy Initative. (2011) Retrieved 03/02, 2011, from Beers, K. (2003). When Kids Can't Read. Portsmouth: Heinemann. Lynch-Brown, C., Tomlinson, C. M., & Short, K. G. (2011). Essentials of Children's Literature (Seventh ed.). Boston: Pearson.


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