Content Reading Including Study Systems: Reading, Writing and Studying across the Curriculum
Carol Minnick Santa 1988 Kendall/Hunt

From ERIC Record #ED372363: "Appropriate for any elementary, middle school, or high school teacher who uses reading as part of content instruction, this book describes Project CRISS (Content Reading Including Study Systems), developed in Kalispell, Montana, at School District No. 5, which focuses on teaching students how to learn through reading, with studying, and writing strategies incorporated with content instruction. Five principles are fundamental to the instructional components described in the book: incorporating practical and theoretical ideas about text organization; having students function as active learners; teaching students to use a variety of learning strategies and to monitor their own learning; considering writing as essential for content learning; and using direct instructional methods. Chapters in the book are: (1) Project CRISS; (2) Textbook Assessment; (3) Informal Assessment Procedures; (4) Generating Background Knowledge and Understanding Main Ideas; (5) Learning Guides and Writing Strategies; (6) Vocabulary; and (7) Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA). Contains 34 references and a 60-item glossary. (RS)"

ISBN 0-8403-4591-7
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Resource Type: Journal ArticleKeywords: writing instruction, writing across the curriculum, critical thinking, teaching methods, pedagogy