Dr. Patricia Kolencik, associate professor of education at Clarion University, recently co-authored a book with two professors from Robert Morris University.
The book, “Beyond the Textbook: Using Trade books and Databases to Teach Our Nation’s History, Grades 7-12,” is a professional resource for secondary classroom teachers.
Covering topics from Native Americans to the Louisiana Purchase, the book offers evidence-based reading strategies to develop students’ vocabulary and reading comprehension. Each chapter includes bibliographic information; suggested grade level; Information Literacy and National Social Studies Standards; before, during, and after reading strategies; database integration for classroom use; and suggestions for further reading. The text also includes evidenced-based research applicable in today's classrooms.
During a time of standards-based instruction, the text strives to fill the gap in today's middle and high school classrooms while engaging students in effective literacy skill exercises and teaching our nation's history.
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