About this title:
With this text, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. This edition features unparalleled coverage of how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, Internet resources--and electronic literacy in general--have affected the ways in which children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors' unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (preparation/assistance/reflection), extends throughout the book. The text's reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make it one of the most popular books on the market.
About the Author:
Judy S. Richardson is Professor Emerita, retired from the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and adult levels. She has numerous articles published in noted reading journals. In addition to READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Richardson is the author of READ IT ALOUD! USING LITERATURE IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT CLASSROOM, published by the International Reading Association (IRA), and AN ENGLISH TEACHER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE. Her chapter on the history of content area reading will appear soon in the International Reading Association monograph as an essential history of current reading practices (2008). She received the Virginia Commonwealth University Award of Excellence in 2004 and the A. B. Herr Award for Distinguished Service in Reading in 2006 (College Reading Association). She is a Fulbright Scholar for 2008. Richardson is an authority on using technology in content reading instruction. She also is interested in the connections between reading education and English as a Second Language. She received and directed a $1 million (five-year) federal grant designed to improve classroom instruction for English Language Learners in the Richmond Metropolitan area. She has worked through IRA on a USAID-funded project for innovative secondary education in Macedonia.
Raymond F. Morgan is Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. While at ODU, he has served as Graduate Program Director in Reading. He has written more than 60 publications in the field of reading education, including 14 textbooks. Dr. Morgan has made presentations in workshops and consultancies and at national, regional, state, and local conferences. He has been a featured speaker at both the International Reading Association (IRA) national conference and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) national conference. He has consulted with many school systems throughout the country and overseas. In addition, he has been the recipient of more than $4 million in grants for service and research.
Charlene Fleener is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Reading Program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is very active in the Virginia State Reading Association and has taught a number of literacy methods courses both in distance learning and traditional classroom settings. Charlene has several publications and numerous presentations at the state, national, and international levels, in addition to the extensive work she has done with Professional Development Schools Programs in both Texas and Virginia. Fleener, who has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, graduated from Texas A & M University and has taught at Old Dominion University for seven years. She has several publications in the field of reading education.
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