Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing: With More Than 50 Texts from National Geographic, The New York Times, Prevention, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Harvard Business Review and Many Others available in Paperback
- Over 50 reproducible mentor texts that demonstrate the moves of skillful nonfiction writers - 36 ready to use content-literacy lessons designed to engage students in close reading, quick writing, and lively discussion - More than 100 options for meaningful, content-focused extended writing projects.
"Using these practical lessons, you can teach your own subject matter in more compelling and memorable ways-and at the same time, help your students become better thinkers and writers across the day and through the year." -Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke
Content-area teachers, rejoice once again: Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke bring you the companion volume to their ever popular Texts & Lessons for Content-Area Reading-this time helping students "write to learn," using powerful writing and thinking strategies that get students engaged in your content and prepare them for academic writing, but don't increase your workload.
"And here's the bonus you'll only believe once you try this stuff," Smokey and Nancy write, "these strategies add joy to our teaching. Classes feel crisper and more energetic; there is flow between writing and talking, reflection and action." Three text set lessons designed to be studied, written about, and debated together are divided into three nonfiction writing genres:
- Narrative Nonfiction - Explanatory/Informational - Persuasive texts/argumentative
NEW! A new web support feature in this edition includes downloadable copies of all the texts, articles, forms, prompts, and images that accompany lessons. Writing to learn in your content area has never been so cool-or so easy.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Nancy Steineke consults nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and literacy coach for K-12 teachers. She specializes in content-area literacy, nonfiction writing, purposeful close reading, literature circles, and student engagement. Nancy keeps the focus on manageable teaching strategies that best benefit students. A published author and accomplished teacher, Nancy has been featured in classroom videos for Best Practice and Comprehension and Collaboration. Her groundbreaking work with book clubs and student led discussion groups is captured in her books Assessment Live! and Reading and Writing Together. A frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, they have co-authored Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles; Texts and Lessons for Content Area Reading; and Texts and Lessons for Literature. Nancy presents annually at the National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and various state conferences. She is also an Illinois Writing Project leader. Along with Harvey Daniels, Nancy has organized and led over 50 multi-day residential institutes for teachers in locations around the United States.
Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are The Curious Classroom; Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition; Upstanders; Subjects Matter, Second Edition; the Texts and Lessons series; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward. Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. Connect with Smokey @smokeylit. READING Comprehension Going Forward Mini-lessons for Literature Circles Subjects Matter, Second Edition Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature WRITING Community of Writers Content-Area Writing LITERACY The Curious Classroom Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition Inquiry Circles for Elementary Classrooms Inquiry Circles for Secondary Classrooms SCHOOL CULTURE Best Practice, Fourth Edition Best Practice Video Companion Rethinking High School Rethinking High School Video Upstanders