The Extend and Investigate resource book provides strategies and resources for integrating the six Strategy Clusters across the curriculum and throughout the school year. Click here for an Extend and Investigate flyer.
Content Literacy: Social Studies and Science Reading
Content Literacy describes a process for reading about and investigating topics in science and social studies. Readers need to integrate their knowledge of comprehension strategies with content to understand and learn from it. To this end, Content Literacy offers a topic study template for you to use with your own content units as well as two fully developed samples of content area topic studies:
- Western Expansion and Cultural Encounters (Social Studies)
- Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Blizzards, Hurricanes (Science)
Anne and Steph’s Strategy Extensions provide multiple options for crafting differentiated instruction—extra practice for students who need more support in strategic reading, additional learning for students who need more enrichment. Lesson templates help customize instruction.
The Genre of Textbook Reading
Addressing textbooks as a specialized genre, Steph and Anne have developed ten model lessons that target challenges common to content area textbooks. The Genre of Textbook Reading provides sample textbook pages coded with the author’s own notes, templates to be used with your textbooks, and strategies for unlocking even the densest textbook text.
The Genre of Test Reading
Recognizing that standardized tests have become their own distinct type of reading genre, Anne and Steph’s The Genre of Test Reading section offers special strategies for navigating the reading challenges of standardized tests.
To help teachers grow their nonfiction libraries, Steph and Anne have created a series of bibliographies that list t popular sources of informational and professional text. These include:
- Trade and Picture Books
- Magazines and Newspapers for Kids
- Good Reading on the Web
- Professional Books to Extend Your Understanding
- Books that Celebrate the Joy of Reading