ERIC Number: ED120680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Selected Secondary School History Teachers' Suggestions for Teaching Effectively the Special Reading Skills Needed in the Study of History.
Davis, E. Dale
The purpose of this study was to determine practices of methods that secondary school history teachers could use to help their students master special skills needed for effectively reading and comprehending printed materials in their classes. Since a range of eighth grade levels of reading achievement may be presented in a history class which uses a common textbook, a need for awareness of reading skills on the part of the teacher is indicated. Sixty-four experienced history teachers who had also received advanced training in the teaching of reading were asked what practices or methods they would consider useful for other secondary history teachers to use. Some of the approaches listed as most effective were: help students learn special vocuabulary; be specific when making assignments; give instruction in how to find and use needed reference materials; teach students how to read for the main ideas, supporting details, and different points of view; teach students how to use different parts of textbooks effectively; give specific purpose for reading assignments; teach students to evaluate what they read; use additional source materials; and determine reading level of students and readability level of the text. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Unpublished study prepared at the Dept. of Education, Southern Methodist Univ.