Here is an example of using a social studies text to reinforce a reading strategy. We were in our unit on long ago and today where we compare pilgrim children and children today. I had read Sarah Morton's Day during our social studies time the day before. That gave me the perfect opportunity to teach a short inferring mini-lesson using the same text.
There never seems to be enough time in the day to teach everything...but using social studies texts during reading allows me to double dip and reach TEKS (our state standards for you non-Texans) from both ELAR and social studies.