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Improving Reading in the Content Areas

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Overview / Abstract:

Literacy development does not end in the elementary grades. As middle and secondary textbooks become more specialized, and the vocabulary and concepts contained in them become more abstract, students need more sophisticated reading comprehension strategies. With this graduate-level course, you will gain practical strategies that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to build your students’ literacy skills, and to help them both to succeed in your content area and to become independent lifelong learners.

Teaching Tangibles
Learn techniques to help students learn and retain information.
Develop writing strategies to deepen student understanding of your subject matter.
Create lessons that integrate literacy development with your subject matter to meet standards.
Use integrated strategies that address the pre-, during-, and post-reading phases.
Discover assessment methods that give a continuous view of student progress in literacy skills and in your subject matter.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Kathleen A. Hinchman, Ph.D.

Dr. Hinchman is associate professor and chair in reading and language arts at Syracuse University. She sits on the steering committee of the International Reading Association (IRA) Commission on Adolescent Literacy, and she is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Literacy Research, published by the National Reading Conference. Dr. Hinchman is co-author of Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading and Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents’ Lives.

Carol M. Santa, Ph.D.

Dr. Santa is coordinator of language arts and science for School District 5 in Kalispell, Montana. She is also currently co-director of Project CRISS, a federally funded program that focuses on reading, writing, and studying across the curriculum. Project CRISS is currently being used by school districts in 37 states and five European countries. Dr. Santa is past president of the International Reading Association. She was a contributing writer to Adolescent Literacy: A Position Statement.

Linda Lambert, Ed.D.

Dr. Lambert is professor emeritus at California State University, Hayward, and president of Lambert Leadership Development. She has served as a teacher, principal, district director, and coordinator of leadership academies. Dr. Lambert is the author of The Constructivist Leader, Who Will Save Our Schools?, and Building Leadership Capacity in Schools. Her major research areas involve constructivist leadership, leadership capacity, teacher leadership, school and system improvement, and women in leadership.

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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