Comprehending Content: Reading Across the Curriculum
Catalogue Number: 000117
Producer: Stenhouse Publishers
Subject: Professional Development
Grade Level: Educators
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2004
Running Time: 120
Program 1: Modeling What Good Readers Do
Using examples from technical text and novels, Cris models her own reading process to show students how to read and understand difficult material.
Program 2: Interpreting Data: Charts, Graphs, Standardized Tests
Cris works with students as they analyze charts, data and graphs, and discusses how standardized test scores led her to place more emphasis on data reading across the curriculum.
Program 3: Reading Like a Mathematician
Cris and math teacher Jim Donohue co-teach, working with struggling readers on strategies for completing math problems, and talk about their collaboration.
Program 4: Synthesizing Complex Ideas
Cris assists students as they integrate reading from history textbooks with current articles in newspapers and magazines. Students synthesize background knowledge and new information to understand wars from the last seventy years.
Accompanying the Comprehending Content video is a detailed viewing guide with sample workshop activities, reading materials used by students on the program, focus questions for viewing, and tips for using the related book, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, with the video in a study group setting.
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