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ERIC Number: ED137207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 15
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Selected Secondary School Teachers' Suggestions for Teaching Effectively the Special Reading Skills Needed in Secondary School Social Studies.
Davis, E. Dale
Methods that secondary school social studies teachers could use to help students master skills needed for effective reading and comprehension of social studies materials are presented. Surveys of recent literature on teaching reading skills and results of the author's interviews with 91 selected social studies teachers indicate that secondary school social studies teachers have definite responsibilities toward teaching reading. A summary of the teachers' suggestions for effective methods of teaching social studies reading skills is presented. These stress the teacher's role in helping students grasp main ideas and relevant details, master special social studies vocabulary and concepts, use textbooks and references effectively, set purposes for reading, and learn to read critically. Teachers also should provide materials appropriate for the course and for the students' reading level. Because this study was conducted with selected teachers in a limited geographic area, the author recommends that further study be done by other researchers on the same topic with other teachers and in different geographic areas. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Books
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