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ERIC Number: ED176231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Why and a Little How--Teaching Reading in the Content Areas.
Clary, Linda Mixon
Most content area teachers face a common problem--students who cannot read their textbooks or who do so with difficulty. Before they can provide help for such students, teachers must first try to understand the reasons why the students have reading problems and then they must find some way to teach subject content and reading at the same time. Among the many reasons for the poor reading of students are a lack of student skills, text materials that are too complex, curriculum pressures that make teachers feel that they do not have the time to teach both content and reading skills, and a lack of teacher training in the teaching of reading. However, there are two approaches to the teaching of reading that can be easily modified for use in the content areas--the language experience approach and the individualized reading approach. Both of these approaches have the advantage that the content teaching continues at the same time as reading instruction. The teacher who uses both also demonstrates an insight into why students have problems reading in the content areas, and a willingness to help solve those problems. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Guide prepared at Augusta College