Content Area Reading: A Practical Guide by Paula Witkowski and Dianne Swenson Koehnecke

Content Area Reading: A Practical Guide by Paula Witkowski and Dianne Swenson Koehnecke

Content Area Reading: A Practical Guide

by Paula Witkowski and Dianne Swenson Koehnecke

Paperback $35 | Kindle $9.99

We all want to be ‘great’ teachersdont we? But it’s not as easy as some might think. Dealing with a variety of learners: those who are academically gifted, those who struggle with learning, and those who come from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures takes a great deal of practice, preparation, and planning. Dont despair, though. This text will help all teachers in all subject areas become better at what they do! We provide a framework for teaching content subjects that we’ve found to work well with all learners.

TESTIMONIALS

“A useful resource for the classroom educator.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Holy Apostles, Cromwell, CT

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Paula Witkowski, an Associate Professor at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, previously worked in both elementary and secondary schools for twenty-seven years as a speech-language pathologist/reading specialist. When she earned her Ph.D. in Literacy in 2004, her research for her dissertation focused on developing content area reading courses in World History and U.S. History for 10th and 11th grade special education students. Data collected and analyzed during this period demonstrated that content area reading strategies do serve to increase reading skills significantly as well as help struggling students learn content materials. Currently, Dr. Witkowski is teaching reading methods courses for B.A. and M.A.T. majors in education and for teachers seeking an M.A. in reading and certification as reading specialists. She’s married with five adult children, nine grandchildren, and one wonderful dog named Parker, who has been trained as a “reading dog” so that she can visit area schools and have students practice reading to her.

Dianne Swenson Koehnecke has been teaching since she was 21. She taught seventh and eighth grade language arts, as well as twelfth grade English. Then she became a reading (literacy) specialist. After earning her Ph.D., she taught Content Area Reading to both undergraduate and graduate students. She also taught Children’s Literature and Young Adult Literature. At the age of 12, she sold her first essay to The American Girl magazine. She wrote six Fast Track books which each contained six short stories. Fast Tracks are designed for resistant young adult readers. These books, published by Perfection Learning in the mid-1980’s, are still in print today. In 2016, Dianne wrote a young adult novel titled Nowhere to Go but Home. She also edited a biography about John and Anna Timko. Dianne is married with three adult children and six grandchildren. Her hobbies are water aerobics, walking and participating in two different book clubs. She lives in St. Louis and Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

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The Meaning of the Eucharist by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.

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by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Dennis J. Billy, CSsR, is professor emeritus of the history of moral theology and Christian spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and currently serves as the Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, IN. An American Redemptorist of the Baltimore Province, Fr. Billy has advanced degrees from Harvard University, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum), and the Graduate Theological Foundation. The author of numerous books and articles on a variety of religious topics, he is also active in his order’s retreat apostolate and in the ministry of spiritual direction.

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The Prayerful Kiss (A Collection of Prose and Poetry) by Francis Etheredge

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The Prayerful Kiss (A Collection of Poetry and Prose)

by Francis Etheredge

Are a “Prayer” and a “Kiss” irreconcilable? This is the question Francis Etheredge examines through this medley of “moments,” both painful and beautiful, which are laid out as a kind of word-quilt that ranges over many years of life and writing. A theme among these “impressionistic” accounts of life is the “sharp thread” of an almost endlessly repetitive pain of “passing through” relationships. Marriage emerges as a triumph of God, reconciling the apparent contradiction between the “prayer” and the “kiss.”

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TESTIMONIALS

“The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful are transcendental attributes of God. The Prayerful Kiss is a reflection of true beauty and connects us to God in a way that no other book has ever done.” – Gordon Nary, Editor, Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayerful Kiss is an astounding book! I never thought I would find a 21st century Catholic metaphysical poet, but now I have. Besides that, you can actually understand the poems, which is rather rare for readers like myself! In what might be a new genre, Etheredge alternates sets of poems with autobiographical material, and his commentaries are as potentially life-changing as his poetry. Get it, read it, and let the Spirit flow!” – Ronda Chervin, Ph.D. is the author of numerous books on Catholic spirituality and a professor of philosophy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mr. Francis Etheredge is married with eight children, plus three in heaven. He is the author of Scripture: A Unique Word, and a trilogy From Truth and Truth (Volume I-“Faithful Reason”; Volume II-“Faith and Reason in Dialogue”; Volume III-“Faith Is Married Reason”), all of which are published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; The Human Person: A Bioethical Word (published by En Route Books and Media, 2017) is immeasurably enriched and complemented by Forewords from eight writers: one to the book as a whole and one to each of the seven chapters.” The Family on Pilgrimage: God Leads through Dead Ends (published by En Route Books and Media, 2018) demonstrates how the gift of faith transformed agonies of searching into a decision to marry, work, unfold a family life, and witness to the help of God.

Francis is currently a freelance writer and speaker and his “Posts” on LinkedIn can be viewed here. Poetry; short articles; autobiographical blog; excerpts from books; and “Philosophize: A Ten Minute Write.” He has earned a BA Div (Hons), MA in Catholic Theology, PGC in Biblical Studies, PGC in Higher Education, and an MA in Marriage and Family (Distinction). Enjoy these additional articles by Francis Etheredge:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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