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Reading Across the Curriculum by: Kim Baskin EDU 231-26. Reading is an learning tool for making sense of everyday life. Students Read: books maps newspapers letters magazines brochures charts. Why read informational books?. Available on many topics.

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Reading Across the Curriculum

by: Kim Baskin

EDU 231-26

reading is an learning tool for making sense of everyday life
Reading is an learning tool for making sense of everyday life
  • Students Read:
    • books
    • maps
    • newspapers
    • letters
    • magazines
    • brochures
    • charts
why read informational books
Why read informational books?
  • Available on many topics.
  • Interesting and fun for children.
  • Children find out about the world around them.
  • Motivating for children.
  • Books can include all curriculum areas.
  • They are aesthetically pleasing which draws children’s attention.
informational books differ from stories in three ways
Informational books differ from stories in three ways:
  • Organizational Patterns
  • Vocabulary
    • technical terms
  • Special features
    • Includes graphs, maps, diagrams etc.
integrating stories and poetry are important because
Integrating stories and poetry are important because...
  • Literature brings content area studies to life.
  • Children can view yesterday’s world and today’s.
  • Settings of many stories provide historical and geographical information.
  • Conflict situations the characters face provide us glimpses into cultural, economic, and political issues.
  • Stories are an important way of learning social studies, science and math.
  • Integrate drama and role playing events.
  • Poetry books are also available for all content areas.
content area textbooks
Content Area Textbooks
  • It is recommended that teachers teach with textbooks and that they incorporate other types of reading materials and activities.
textbooks can be difficult for children
Textbooks can be difficult for children...
  • They read differently then story books.
  • Textbooks only briefly touch upon a subject.
curriculum integration
Curriculum Integration
  • Using books to teach math concepts.
  • Mathematics is portrayed in a meaningful context and is fun.
  • Literature demonstrates that math develops out of human experience.
nctm s recommendations
NCTM’s recommendations
  • NCTM has recommended that teachers move away from traditional text and empower students to construct their own knowledge of math. Using trade books meets this recommendation.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Literacy for the 21st Century by:Gail Tompkins. 1997, Prentice Hall, Inc.
  • Power Point Program created by Microsoft, 1997.