ERIC Number: ED194885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Content-Area Reading Staff Development for Secondary Teachers: Comments and Guidelines for the Reading Specialist.
This guide presents a staff development program on content area reading that high school reading specialists can conduct for teachers of content areas such as history, chemistry, and literature. Section one of the guide offers specific reasons why professional growth is necessary for teachers, why reading education ought to be part of that professional growth, and why teachers of grades 7 through 12 need to be concerned with reading education. Section two contains guidelines for preparing staff development experiences, including logistic, content, and procedural considerations. Section three provides outlines of eleven topics for staff development in content reading. Based on the responses of approximately 400 teachers, these topics include building a comprehensive elementary secondary reading program, making assignments, factors contributing to the complexity of text, developing content area vocabulary, extracting ideas from the printed page, using textual aids, providing study tips, and asking questions. Section four elaborates on the eleven topics, outlining the nucleus of a session and suggesting activities for six of the topics, while providing prototypic text, transparencies, and activities for the other five topics. Appendixes contain summary comments from the Conference on the Problems of Developmental Reading Instruction at Postelementary Levels, and a learning/reading skills questionnaire. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.