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ERIC Number: ED178865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
How Can the Classroom Teacher Match Content Area Reading Materials with the Needs and Abilities of Students?
Aukerman, Robert
Teachers can match content reading materials with student needs and abilities in a number of ways. If textbooks are the main or only source, teachers can group students according to textbook difficulty, conduct student surveys of specific topics in the textbook, and use the textbook as a sampler or starting point for more in-depth studies of topics. Teachers can also use a multitext approach, offering students a variety of combinations of materials. The multitext approach would include classroom news magazines such as "Current Events" or "Senior Scholastic," a classroom clipping file of mass media articles on content subjects, anthologies like the "Reader's Digest Science Readers," ancillary books that were previously considered "outside reading," high interest/low vocabulary books, commercial magazines of interest to children and adolescents, reference books, encyclopedias, and books of facts. By providing students with a wide variety of reading materials at varying reading levels, teachers enable all their students to enjoy reading as a learning activity. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the West Virginia University Reading Center (1st, Morgantown, VA, June 27-29, 1979); For related document, see CS 005 091