Web Site for Content Area Literacy created by John E. Readence,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Thomas W. Bean, University of Nevada,
Las Vegas, and R. Scott Baldwin, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Area Reading Online. Companion website to
the book Content Area Reading by R. Vacca & J. Vacca. You'll find
numerous resources here which build on the information and activities
in the book (sixth edition), including activities to aid in the comprehension
of the material, suggested assignments to use in the classroom, online
writing prompts, and a large number of links to the bestcontent-area
sites on the Web. Both are excellent starting points for gathering Web
resources on content literacy.
Literacy Information Consortium (CLIC)
is a resource for many classes in content-area reading nationwide. The
site focuses on literacy issues related to all content disciplines.
It includes links to many useful web sites, professional papers, lesson
plans, and examples of work from students associated with content reading.
Learning Activities for English from the Center for Advancement
Guide for Middle School Grades 6-9 English Language Arts from Saskatchewan
for Grade 8)
of content area literacy, a great list
of content area literacy strategies and an article to download
Strategies Improve Content Area Learning written by Linda Clinard
- K-12 On-Line
Literacy Project from Washington State University Content Area Literacy has seven
categories, and cyberprojects
that integrate literacy strategies and alphabetical
list of strategies and pattern
book projects and
and Learning to Read Online. Companion web
site to the book Reading and Learning to Read, by Jo Anne L. Vacca,
Richard T. Vacca, and Mary Gove.
Comprehension Learning Strategies Database:
Created by the Center for Advancement of Learning, you can scroll through
this extensive list and explanations of comprehension strategies, many
of which are used to teach content area reading.
Strategies for Middle School ESL Students in Content Areas: One
teacher's experiences with a practice known as Cognitive Academic Language
Learning Approach (CALLA) which uses instruction in learning strategies,
grade-appropriate content, and the development of academic language
as tools for students to comprehend and expand their content knowledge
as well as their use of English.
- SCORE Science,
Math, and Social
Studies Lessons, Standards, Websites and Language Arts Integration
Reading for Information: This professional
development site explains several strategies used to strengthen students'
ability to read for information. It includes strategies for pre-reading,
guided reading and post reading activities.
Reading Strategies for Middle School Students: This text based summary
highlights issues such as What is Strategic Reading, Using Subject Area
Reading Materials, and Reading Workshop
Guide from St. Edward's University
Electronic Graphic Organizers to Build Reading Skills. Article available online at Suite101.com written by Julie Coiro.
This page last updated May, 2007.