ERIC Number: ED200955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Improving Reading Skills in Science.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Designed particularly with secondary school teachers in mind but applicable to elementary school teachers as well, this publication summarizes research and suggests activities for improving student reading skills in the content area of science. Sections of the publication provide the following information: (1) how to determine student reading levels with informal reading inventories, cloze procedures, and the San Diego Quick Assessment; (2) ways of estimating the reading levels of instructional materials; (3) tips on improving student reading skills, such as vocabulary and comprehension/thinking skills; (4) tips on effective note taking; (5) strategies for test taking, including general rules and techniques applicable to objective and essay tests; and (6) questioning techniques that teachers can use to improve student comprehension. The publication also contains a list of common science reading problems, with proposed remedies. An appendix contains general and specific suggestions for science teachers' increased involvement in the total reading program. (RL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Reading Inventories, Questioning Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Science Instruction, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, Division of Curriculum Development, 201 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701 (First copy free, additional copies $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.