Reading Resources

From Jamestown Education
Six-Way Paragraphs in the Content Areas- Essential skills and techniques needed to organize, understand, and apply information in four general categories: the humanities, social studies, and mathematics.
  • Concentrated skills. Focuses on the six skills that will help students read successfully
  • High-interest nonfiction at every level. Engages students with a wide variety of readings in each category.
  • 100 passages in every book. Four reading levels in each book with 25 passages at each level improve reading skills and ensure mastery.

Reading Math Strategies for English Language Learners- This series helps English language learners master the academic vocabulary that is the cornerstone of understanding content-area texts. With content that is engaging and written at a level that is not frustrating, this exciting new series focuses on core reading strategies successful readers use in content-area courses. Special attention is paid to both conceptual vocabulary and general academic words that are needed in any content-area course.
Content-Area Skills and Strategies Include:
  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Content-area vocabulary
  • Academic English
  • Language connection
  • Content connection
  • Organizing ideas
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Recalling facts
  • Understanding ideas
  • Recognizing words in context
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Making inferences
  • Understanding main ideas
  • Personal response
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Writing in response to reading
  • Real-world reading
  • Talk it over

Reading in the Content Areas: Mathematics- Based on the best-selling Six-Way Paragraphs books, these individual titles help students master the essential skills needed to organize, understand, and apply information in math, science, and social studies. Here are the books that will open doors for you into your content area classrooms.
Focus on nonfiction reading in the content areas:
Math-consumer and computer topics, puzzles, mathematical facts
Focus on essential skills for understanding content area selections : Main idea , Subject matter, Supporting details, Conclusion, Clarifying devices, Vocabulary in context
Focus on diagnosis: Diagnostic charts help students pinpoint areas to strengthen, Progress graphs help students visualize their improvement

World Works- (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE) Explore how things work through high-interest, engaging informational nonfiction! Improve reading comprehension of informational nonfiction, encourage student inquiry with high-interest topics, and prepare students for high-stakes assessments.

Guidance through the entire reading process:
  • Before reading exercises to activate prior knowledge
  • Follow-up comprehension questions include recall, high-order thinking, and interpreting graphs
  • Reading skill practice
  • Vocabulary/idiom reinforcement
  • Writing activity in \"fun,\" real-life format
  • Compare and contrast two selections in a unit
  • Self-scoring allows students to monitor their own progress

World Works, Level C: Health, Everyday Things, Law Enforcement ©2008> World Works, Level D: Nature, Technology, Food ©2008