This book helps content-area teachers develop a clear understanding of the the Common Core State Standards for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects Giouroukakis and Connolly provide sample CCSS-based content-area lessons from real teachers in the field. Their in-depth analysis of these lessons will help educators develop their own CCSS-aligned subject-specific lessons.

The Benefits of the CCSS for the Teaching of Reading in the Content Areas

The benefits of the CCSS for the teaching of reading in the content areas

A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.

—Abraham Lincoln

When Abraham Lincoln made the statement above in his Address to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society on September 30, 1859, he went on to say that knowledge of science is valuable: botany helps in dealing with growing crops; chemistry is important for analyzing soils and for selecting and applying manures; and ...

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