ERIC Number: ED207973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reading in Health/Physical Education/Recreation Classes.
Bristow, Page S.; Farstrup, Alan E.
This publication presents insights and instructional ideas to aid teachers of health, physical education, and recreation in developing student reading abilities. Informal diagnostic techniques such as the Cloze procedure, group reading inventory, and teacher-formulated tests are explained. An inventory for assessing student attitudes and interests is suggested. Also described are techniques to overcome difficulties with technical vocabulary, including identifying and preteaching difficult words, developing the use of context clues, and providing adequate reinforcement through word games and crossword puzzles. The reading comprehension process is explored, and practical applications of word association tasks and classification activities are outlined. A section on developing study skills treats difficulties in following directions, interpreting visual aids such as graphs, charts, and diagrams, and applying sound study techniques. Criteria used in selecting instructional materials are discussed, taking into consideration the difficulty level, interests, and suitability for students. Sources of free and inexpensive materials are listed. (FG)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Recreation, Study Skills, Visual Aids, Vocabulary Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.