ERIC Number: ED157008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Reading in the Social Studies.
Lunstrum, John P.; Taylor, Bob L.
Approaches to improving students' skills in reading social studies materials are presented in this book. The first chapter discusses reading problems and orientations to reading in the social studies. The remaining three chapters deal with three problem areas: making a suitable match between pupil reading abilities and instructional materials, providing motivation to read in social studies classes, and improving comprehension in the reading of social studies material. Within each problem area, selected strategies, procedures, and resources suitable to different grade levels are identified and described, and where appropriate, detailed activities are suggested. The appendixes review relevant research, describe methods for assessing readability of a text, discuss the use of personal classroom journals in the social studies, present an example of a discovery episode that may be used in social studies instruction, and show how to apply Hugh Rank's "doublespeak" schema to the social studies. An annotated bibliography of related items is included. (GW)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Resources, Learning Activities, Readability, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulty, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Social Studies, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, Delaware 19711 ($2.50 non-member, $3.50 member); Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (Order No. 198, $3.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.