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ERIC Number: ED052913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 12
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Developing Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas.
Daines, Delva
Junior-high-school students need instruction in utilizing the various reading study skills as a means of better understanding content and of becoming more independent learners of subject matter. Teachers in the content areas, by using texts and subject-related materials, are in the best position to teach these skills. Although each subject has its own study skills, there are six basic study skills that are most generally useful. First, instruction in ways of locating and using sources of information should be given. Second, students should learn flexibility in reading by developing the skills of skimming and scanning. A third important study skill is the ability to select and evaluate ideas, which consists largely of identifying significant ideas and relevant details. Related to this skill is the ability to organize ideas by determining relationships among them. Outlining, notetaking, and summarizing are helpful ways of organizing ideas. A fifth skill that is of benefit to junior-high students is the ability to follow directions, beginning with very simple procedures and progressing to the complex. Finally, skill in using graphic and tabular aids can help in synthesizing facts and details into usable patterns. References are included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971