Colonial Times: Short Nonfiction for American History (Goudvis, Anne)
Colonial Times Short Nonfiction for American History - Goudvis, Anne Author:Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis 45 short nonfiction texts for American History (1600-1750) with 10 new lessons for content literacy — "We turn information into knowledge by thinking about it. These texts support students in using the Toolkit's comprehension and thinking strategies as tools to acquire and actively use knowledge in history." — -Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis T... more »o support cross-curricular strategy instruction and close reading for information, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis have expanded their Toolkit Texts series to include a library of short nonfiction for American history with 10 all-new Toolkit lessons. Building on selections from popular children's magazines as well as original articles, these engaging, age-appropriate texts will keep your active literacy classroom awash in historical resources that depict the controversies, issues, and dramas that shaped historical events, including the exploits of lesser-known individuals. To help students unpack the texts and apply their new learning, Steph and Anne offer 10 lessons for content literacy-reading for content across the disciplines-and disciplinary literacy-constructing discipline-specific knowledge. These 10 lessons teach students to use reading and thinking strategies as tools to acquire and use knowledge in history, and include follow-up steps for further research and small-group projects. In addition to the texts and lessons, each book in this series offers primary source documents, bibliographies, web sites, and ideas for online investigations that foster expected research skills and practices. A digital companion resource provides all of the reproducible texts, plus primary source documents and an image bank in a full-color digital format that is ideal for projecting and group analysis.
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