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Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas

Second Edition


September 2009 | 216 pages | Corwin
'Filled with activities, ideas, and methods for integrating reading instruction, Chapman and King's text provides content classrooms with necessary materials for differentiating reading instruction to meet individual student needs'—Anita Price Davis, Professor Emerita of Education, Converse College

'Offers best practices for before, during, and after reading to improve comprehension; great ideas for assessing vocabulary knowledge and teaching vocabulary; and excellent activities to help with interventions for RTI'—Coleen Martin, Fifth-Grade Teacher

Wilder Waite Grade School, Peoria, IL

Completely revised and reorganized, this second edition of the best-selling guide by Carolyn Chapman and Rita S. King offers creative, substantive methods for increasing students' content learning by helping them become better readers.

Featuring new strategies, current research, expanded coverage of key topics, plus new material on planning, and information about English language learners, this updated edition shows how to use differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, scaffolding, constructivism, and cooperative learning methods to support reading comprehension. With ideas for all subject areas, including in maths, science, social studies, and other subject areas, the book helps teachers:

- Create the right environment for motivating readers

- Assess readers effectively

- Incorporate guided reading, shared reading, a four-block model, language experience, and read-alouds

- Teach vocabulary using methods such as visuals, context clues, and miscue analysis

- Improve comprehension before, during, and after reading

Brimming with samples, suggestions, and lists that facilitate quick implementation in the classroom, this second edition of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas helps ensure that all students can experience improved learning and achievement.

 
About the Authors
 
1. Introduction
Infusing Reading in the Content Areas

 
Sailing Into Differentiated Reading Instruction

 
The Goals of This Book

 
Effective Practices and Related Research

 
Differentiation

 
The Reading Journey

 
Summary

 
 
2. Create a Climate to Motivate Readers
Designing the Physical Environment

 
The Affective Environment

 
Motivation

 
Attention, Challenge, Excitement, Humor

 
Self-Efficacy

 
Celebrate Reading Achievements

 
Metacognition

 
Flow

 
 
3. Knowing and Assessing the Reader
Developmental Readiness for Reading

 
Meet Your Reading Characters

 
Non-Reading Nancy

 
Word-Calling Wayne

 
Insecure Inez

 
Turned Off Tom

 
Correcting Carl

 
Read Aloud Renee

 
Silent Reading Sam

 
Comprehending Carlos

 
Developing the Eager, Fluent Reader

 
The Keys to Reading Success

 
Assessing and Diagnosing the Reader

 
Cloze Process

 
Using Assessments Effectively

 
Summary

 
 
4. Differentiated Models and Strategies of Reading
Adjustable Assignment Model

 
Curriculum Compacting Model

 
Centers and Projects Model

 
Project-Based Models

 
Problem-Solving Model

 
Independent Choice Reading Model

 
Guided Reading Model

 
Language Experience Model

 
Shared Reading Model

 
Read Aloud Model

 
The Four Block Model

 
From Models to Implementation

 
Agenda/Menus

 
Cubing

 
Choice

 
Summary

 
 
5. Vocabulary
25 Ways to Teach Vocabulary

 
Vocabulary Visuals

 
Cues to Context Clues

 
Subject Terminology

 
Overcoming Miscues

 
Summary

 
 
6. The Art of Decoding
Phonics Instruction

 
The Phonics Dozen (The Fonix Duzen!)

 
Words

 
Structural Analysis

 
Summary

 
 
7. Comprehension
Barriers to Comprehension

 
Levels of Comprehension

 
Steps to Reading a Passage

 
Before Reading: The Passage Preview

 
During Reading: The Passage View

 
Assessing Comprehension

 
The Teacher's Role in Comprehension Instruction

 
Summary

 
 
8. Planning
Using Strategies Effectively

 
Text Check

 
Conclusion

 
Differentiated Instruction Is Like a Sailboat Race

 
 
References
 
Index

"Filled with activities, ideas, and methods for integrating reading instruction, Chapman and King's text provides content classrooms with necessary materials for differentiating reading instruction to meet individual student needs. Because a unique vocabulary is inherent in each subject matter, the sections on vocabulary development and enhancement are particularly helpful for classrooms in any content area.”

Anita Price Davis, Retired Professor of Education
Converse College

“Offers best practices for before, during, and after reading to improve comprehension, great ideas for assessing vocabulary knowledge as well as various ways to teach vocabulary, and excellent ideas and activities to help with interventions for RTI.”

Coleen Martin, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Wilder Waite Grade School, Peoria, IL

"Finally, someone has put into print a book that explains the exact process of teaching reading. The book offers information on the set up of the room, the literacy centers, large-group instruction, sample lessons, the four-block system, guiding reading, small-group instruction, teaching strategies, and the components of reading. It is all in there. This book is a must-have, teacher-friendly tool for helping teachers understand the process of being great reading teachers!"

Linda Prichard, PreK/Fifth-Grade Instructional Specialist
Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro, TN

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction


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