Content Literacy (Intermediate) by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis.
Content Literacy (Intermediate)
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Content Literacy (Intermediate)

Lessons and Texts for Comprehension Across the Curriculum

Written and designed to be included in the updated 2016 Second Edition, this new lesson book, Content Literacy, provides support for teaching comprehension across the curriculum including building knowledge and understanding.

Once students have had explicit instruction in the collection of strategies – and have learned how to use them independently and flexibly, Content Literacy engages them in lessons that rely on a repertoire of strategies for understanding.

Building on the teaching strategies and lessons in the Toolkit series, the new lessons integrate all comprehension strategies to more...

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Written and designed to be included in the updated 2016 Second Edition, this new lesson book, Content Literacy, provides support for teaching comprehension across the curriculum including building knowledge and understanding.

Once students have had explicit instruction in the collection of strategies – and have learned how to use them independently and flexibly, Content Literacy engages them in lessons that rely on a repertoire of strategies for understanding.

Building on the teaching strategies and lessons in the Toolkit series, the new lessons integrate all comprehension strategies to more closely to meet today’s new standards and support content-area learning.

The lessons in Content Literacy help students apply multiple comprehension strategies to complex literacy tasks such as:

  • how to read several pieces of text and synthesize the information
  • how to talk to each other and collaborate on topics
  • how to debate
  • how to create an argument

Content Literacy:

  • Includes new lessons to explicitly teach reading, writing, and thinking across disciplines: science, history, social studies, and other content areas.
  • Helps students use a repertoire of strategies to build knowledge and understanding.
  • Provides over two dozen new resources—articles, infographics, photo collections, primary sources, Thinksheets—to encourage close strategic reading and viewing.
  • Models teaching practices that prompt discussion, debate, and critical analysis.
  • Supports a classroom environment where purposeful collaboration and active investigation inspire kids’ curiosity and strategic spirits.

Note: Users of the original first edition of The Comprehension Toolkit series may choose to purchase the new Content Literacy lesson book to fill in their existing Toolkits. To facilitate use of these new lessons with either edition of the Toolkit, the book refers to strategy and lesson titles from the 6 strategy books -- not to specific pages. (This new title is included in the Second Edition.)

Contents

Lessons: 

  1. Keep the Big Ideas in Mind: Synthesize details to get the big picture
  2. Distinguish Between Complex and Simple Ideas: Think about real-life problems
  3. Make Sense of Infographics: Read text closely to get the big idea
  4. Infer from Infographics: View closely to analyze graphics and discern complexity
  5. Notice Conflicting Information: Research conflicting facts to resolve contradictions
  6. Use Parallel Annotation: Synthesize important information and jot down thinking
  7. Attend to Signal Words and Phrases: Recognize these cues and understand their purposes
  8. Organize Your Thinking: Analyze information to discern causes and effects
  9. Identify Issues: Synthesize information to explore complex ideas
  10. Collaborate to Learn: Jigsaw to synthesize and discuss big ideas
  11. Explore Concepts in Multiple Media: Synthesize information from video, text, and graphics
  12. Read Complex Text Closely: Focus on what you know; ask questions to infer and understand  
  13. Immerse Yourself in Sources: Explore images and text to understand historical events
  14. Recognize Perspectives: Understand different points of view
  15. Form an Educated Opinion: Discern the difference between an opinion and an informed opinion
  16. Debate an Issue: Use evidence to support your claim
  17. Examine Evidence: Evaluate the credibility of sources
  18. Recognize Persuasion: Identify purpose and evaluate evidence
  19. Ask Questions to Read Critically: Use the Definition/Consequence/Action question framework 
  20. Interview an Expert: Question an author

Samples

Companion Resources

There is also a primary version of this book, for grades K-2.

 

There is a new Intermediate Trade Book Pack of corresponding books for this new lesson book.  Because schools may already own these popular books, these books are available for your convenience as an optional purchase.

Existing users of the original Comprehension Toolkit series may purchase the new Content Literacy lesson book and the new trade book pack to fill in their existing resources.

New to The Comprehension Toolkit series? Click here for more details:

The Primary Comprehension Toolkit, second edition

The Intermediate Comprehension Toolkit, second edition

Supporting Materials

Read more from the authors on the importance of Content Literacy:  http://www.heinemann.com/blog/tag/content-literacy/

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Stephanie Harvey directly about professional development support.

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Anne Goudvis directly about professional development support.