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Building literacy in social studies; strategies for improving comprehension and critical thinking.


Building literacy in social studies; strategies for improving comprehension and critical thinking.

Ogle, Donna et al.

Assn/Supervision & Curric. Dev.


218 pages




Ogle (reading and language, National-Louis U.) et al. discuss the conceptual basis and strategies for teaching students social studies and developing the skills needed to become informed citizens. Strategies are research-based and relate to the reading process, fostering engaged learning, vocabulary development for older students, classroom organization, and civic engagement. Each begins and ends with a fictitious classroom scenario that demonstrates ineffective strategies and a model of those discussed. The final three chapters address strategies for teaching about textbook literacy, primary and secondary documents, and newspaper and magazine literacy. These incorporate instructions on modeling the strategy, how to explain it to the student, and models and graphic organizers.

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Date:Aug 1, 2007
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