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Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas

Second Edition
By: Carolyn Chapman, Rita King

Featuring new strategies, current research, and differentiated teaching models, this updated edition offers substantive methods for increasing students’ content learning by helping them become better readers.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412972307
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 216
  • Publication date: December 14, 2012

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This book is a featured text in a Canter graduate course, Helping Stuggling Readers with Content-Area Learning 6-12.

"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

Increase understanding of content by strengthening every learner's reading skills!

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 math, 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!



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Carolyn Chapman

Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.
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Rita King

Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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


The Reading Journey


2. Create a Climate to Motivate Readers

Designing the Physical Environment

The Affective Environment


Attention, Challenge, Excitement, Humor


Celebrate Reading Achievements



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


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





5. Vocabulary

25 Ways to Teach Vocabulary

Vocabulary Visuals

Cues to Context Clues

Subject Terminology

Overcoming Miscues


6. The Art of Decoding

Phonics Instruction

The Phonics Dozen (The Fonix Duzen!)


Structural Analysis


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


8. Planning

Using Strategies Effectively

Text Check


Differentiated Instruction Is Like a Sailboat Race





Price: $39.95
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