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Reading to Learn in Content Area Disciplines
Reading to learn in content area disciplines

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Reading in Specific Content Area Disciplines

As discussed in Chapter 1, the reading processes and skills required of students differ from content area discipline to content area discipline. When reading for English or language arts classes, students are required to read both narrative and expository texts. These texts cover a variety of subjects, such as grammar and composition, and include novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, and autobiographies. Words in these texts may have denotative and connotative meanings, they may be specialized vocabulary words like oxymorons and acronyms, and some terms may reflect word meanings that change.

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