Reading History

Reading History : A Practical Guide to Improving Literacy

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Having trouble interesting your students in history or the history textbook? Concerned about the ability of your students to actually read the textbook? Learn ways to tie reading strategies to the learning of history, and discover sources that will help history come alive for your students.
Nationally known literacy advocate Janet Allen discusses strategies for teaching nonfiction reading using Joy Hakim's award winning A History of US series as the center of a blossoming campaign among educators to integrate literacy and history. Classroom tested at a variety of grade levels, real student samples are interspersed throughout the book providing clearer understanding of the strategies in action.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195165969
  • 9780195165968
  • 2,170,331

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Like most such books, this one is chock-full of real-world methodologies designed to overcome resistance and apathy from students who, at least as presented in the introduction, are generally ignorant and unmotivated. Suitable for textbook collections, particularly in those middle schools that use Hakim's A History of US. * Library Journal * Well-known literacy advocate Janet Allen has written 'a practical guide [for] improving literacy' to be used in conjunction with Joy Hakim's 11-volume A History of US....This one is chock-full of real-world methodologies designed to overcome resistance and apathy from students. * Library Journal * Reading History is a great idea-Janet Allen's strategies have won her a very large audience. I highly recommend this book." - Dennis Denenberg, Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Millersville University
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About Janet Allen

Janet Allen is one of the most prominent and outspoken literacy advocates in the country. A former elementary school teacher and university instructor, hundreds of teachers attend her seminars each year. Her books Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12 and Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading have been praised by elementary and secondary school teachers, education professors, adult literacy advocates,
and ESL instructors. Dr. Allen lives in Orlando, Florida.

Christine Landaker has been teaching for the last ten years; her first nine were in urban and suburban schools in Orlando, Florida. Her first love is history and the social studies, followed closely by her love of reading and English. She has seemlessly combined the two in her classroom. Christine is currently an 8th grade English teacher at Pierce Middle School in Milton, Massachusetts.
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