Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2005, Vol. 1(1) 52-53
pp. 52 - 53 | Manu. Number: ijpe.2005.005
Published online: February 01, 2005 | Number of Views: 618 | Number of Download: 763
Ruddell’s book, Teaching Content Reading and Writing, is an excellent source to find information about content reading and writing, especially adolescent literacy, new technologies, and instructional strategies. The book has 12 chapters and they link together in a logical manner. After the preface and acknowledgement, readers can see instructional strategies and their chapter numbers. I think giving the specific chapter numbers of the each strategy makes the book more accessible for the readers. They can easily find and read the strategies. At the beginning and at the end of the each chapter, Ruddell gives Double Entry Journal Activity (DEJ) for the readers. According to Ruddell, Before Reading Journals help readers to stimulate their ideas about the main topics of the chapters, and After Reading Journals help readers to extend their understanding of the text. I think before and after DEJ activities are excellent methods for active reader participation. Connecting the chapter contents to schools, classrooms, teachers, and students is the main idea in these journals.
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