ERIC Number: ED206555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reading in the Social Studies Classroom.
Bullock, Terry L.; Hesse, Karl D.
This publication examines reading instruction techniques that can be used by teachers to diagnose and remedy students' weaknesses in reading social studies materials. There are four chapters. Chapter one discusses issues, including trends related to reading in the social studies and problems presented by social studies textbooks. Chapters two and three focus on prereading exercises that can be used to prepare students for social studies materials and active reading behaviors that can make students fuller participants in the educational exchange between text and reader. Methods to assess students (the cloze procedure, informal reading inventories, and teacher observations); techniques for assessing materials; and ways to set the stage for reading (attending to study skills and vocabulary) are examined. Chapter three discusses active reading behaviors. There are observed behaviors that take place during and after the reading of assigned materials and really entail a holistic approach to communication involving listening, speaking, and writing, as well as reading. Chapter four focuses on implementation. Issues discussed here include education of the handicapped, individualized instruction, the reluctant reader, teacher's role, and inservice and professional growth. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Material Selection, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.