ERIC Number: ED222888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Prereading Activities for Content Area Reading and Learning. Reading Aids Series.
Moore, David W.; And Others
Based on the premise that what students know before they read an assignment will strongly influence what they learn by reading that assignment, this booklet provides strategies that teachers can use to evoke and enhance students' background knowledge in relation to content area reading. Following a foreword and preface, the first major section of the booklet discusses readiness to read in the content areas, including content and word knowledge, motivation, and attention. The second section provides guidelines for asking and answering questions before reading. The third section contains information on forecasting a passage, while the fourth section discusses preteaching content vocabulary. Previewing graphically represented information is discussed in the fifth section. The sixth and final section covers guidelines for selecting prereading activities, keeping in mind the characteristics of the learners and materials and the expected learning goals. (HTH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Prior Learning, Questioning Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary Development
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P. O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19711 (Order No. 228, $3.50 member, $5.00 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: Prereading Activities