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ERIC Number: ED050901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Pages: 12
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Developing Reading Ability in the Content Fields.
Karlin, Robert
Subject-area teachers are not expected to be reading experts, but they can help students overcome reading difficulties. Students often fail to meet the subject-matter demands due to lack of purpose in reading content, unfamiliarity with technical vocabulary, and the heavy concept load and idea density in the material. Teachers can use reading techniques to guide the study of textbooks and other materials. A typical developmental reading lesson consists of five major stages: (1) readiness for reading, (2) silent reading, (3) discussion of the material, (4) rereading, and (5) application. Students should also learn how to establish reading objectives and efficient ways of pursuing them. Useful study skills include locating, selecting, organizing, and remembering information; use of graphic aids and directions; and developing reading flexibility. Strategies the teacher can use to help students improve reading in content fields are (1) to teach students to recognize the organization of the book and the pattern of writing, (2) to provide reading-study guides, (3) to use questions and surveys to direct student attention, (4) to teach students how to establish purposes for reading, and (5) to enrich their vocabulary. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Lehigh University Reading Conference, Bethlehem, Pa., Mar. 27, 1971