Reading In The Content Area Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: RI.5.10
When we are trying to get a handle on material from any content, we often find it more difficult than reading something that we have a high level of interest in. There are several strategies you can use to help you grasp the content quicker and easier. The first strategy I like to use is thinking out loud. This really helps content make more sense for students. Of course, it is hard to do this in a space packed with people. I encourage students to approach the material as if they had to teach someone else the content. These worksheets will help students practice how to understand content based material quicker and more efficiently.
Reading In The Content Area Worksheets:
Theseus – The careless
Captain has quite an adventure.
Nomadic Societies – What
a different way to live your life. You have admire cultures like that.
What is a Nomad?
– This is still a really thing about 3% of Earth human population
are Nomads. Read that on a Snapple.
Does – What is this poem about? What details does the author
use to develop the poem?
– Read the article. Then fill in the chart to compare and contrast
the different types of anteaters.
Susan B. Anthony
– Write a short essay explaining why the 19th Amendment was named
the Anthony Amendment.
What else does the poet think has wings? Choose all that apply.
– Where do Armadillos live? Which words from the passage were your
Systems – Compare and contrast writing systems and symbolic
What Is Reading in The Content Area?
Everyone reads novels, newspapers, poems, stories, and other such texts almost the same way. However, when it comes to reading a text from a specific field of education, the reader needs to have the specialized skills to read that particular text and understand it easily as well as completely.
Here is where the concept of content area reading comes in.
Content areas are all the fields of education that are distinct from English literature and reading their texts is known as content area reading. Content area reading not only helps a person master his or her skills in that particular field and gain its knowledge, but also helps the readers in getting in touch with the field’s particular jargons, register, and specific writing styles.
Characteristics of Content Area Reading
Reading in content areas is not governed by any specific set of rules since every person reads information in content in his/her own way. This reading generally requires an individual to bring his previous knowledge into use and most of the texts in content areas cannot be read and understood unless a reader has a strong background of the field. Readers keep on practicing new strategies of reading depending upon the text’s type. This reading does not go as smoothly as the other generic readings, as it has a lot of technicalities and the reader needs to note down the details and points side by side in order to have a full understanding.
Characteristics of Content Area Text
This text uses more professional vocabulary and a complex structure of sentence as compared to other generic texts. These texts often use citation patterns and have some specified heading formats too which are dependent on the specific content area of the text.