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ERIC Number: ED046658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-29
Pages: 31
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Reading in the Content Areas, or This Is Not the Same as Reading a Story.
Jones, Daisy Marvel
Effective methods and techniques for teaching reading in the content subjects are discussed. Two ways of providing for individual differences according to the materials used are described. (1) If a common textbook is used, it is suggested that the children be separated into three ability groups and the class period be sectioned to allow for working with the slow group, supervision of the other two groups, and whole class discussions. (2) For utilizing a variety of materials, suggestions are given for organization of the materials and the class and activities involved in the steps of recognizing background information, identifying the problem, collecting information, organizing information, and sharing information. A consideration of whose responsibility it is to teach content reading skills--the subject teacher or the reading teacher--concludes that the reading teacher is primarily responsible because the task involves reading learnings rather than science, mathematics, or social studies learnings. The subject-area teacher is thus freed to plan her strategies for accomplishing her task which is to help the child get the information. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Keystone State Reading Association, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct 29, 1970