Stretching Beyond the Textbook



Stretching Beyond the Textbook
Item Number: 554909

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Stretching Beyond the Textbook

ISBN: 978-0-545-55490-9

Reading and Succeeding With Complex Texts in the Content Areas

by Lauren Francese and Rebecca Marsick

Meet the Common Core requirement of increased nonfiction reading in the content areas with these classroom-tested, differentiated lessons that teach students to comprehend complex texts. Learn how to:

  • select books and other complex texts that support the curriculum
  • craft essential questions that delve into key content
  • teach reading strategies targeted for nonfiction texts
  • facilitate small-group meetings and whole-group discussions focused on text-specific questions
  • model how to support arguments with textual evidence
  • incorporate writing to improve comprehension
  • design assessments to monitor progress and adjust instruction

Designed for middle school, this rigorous approach to teaching in the content areas develops independence, fosters responsibility, and really builds content-area knowledge.

Grades 6 & Up, 160 pages

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