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ERIC Number: ED159616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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Can a Reading Teacher Teach a GRE Math Review? Yes!
Holladay, Joanne; McGinty, Denise
In response to the expressed needs of students for preparation materials and classes relevant to graduate entrance examinations, a course designed to provide a review of math topics was created as part of a reading and study skills laboratory. Reading specialists are able to interface math teaching with their varied training in diagnosis, diversified teaching methods, and reading and study skills. For this course, the reading specialists first diagnosed the students' strengths and weaknesses and then provided a program suited to the needs of each. They also emphasized the problem solving skills in math which closely parallel reading skills. In addition to teaching test-taking skills, the reading specialists were able to identify students encountering test or math anxiety and make appropriate referrals. Finally, because of their diversified teaching methods, they were able to meet the wide range of student needs and to use and interrelate a variety of materials. The course demonstrated that the reading specialists' expertise can be successfully extended to a content area. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)