ERIC Number: ED214123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Reading Improvement in Middle School Science. Resource Monograph No. 19.
Brock, Lucy, Ed.
The reading improvement activities in this handbook are intended for use by middle school science teachers. Focusing on study skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension development, the activities include (1) surveying science texts and science content area reading materials, (2) outlining, (3) spelling, (4) syllabication, (5) word recognition, (6) using synonyms, (7) understanding the main idea of a text, (8) remembering details, (9) determining the sequence of events stated in the text, and (10) making inferences from texts. Many of the descriptions of these activities include samples of teacher planning sheets and master copies of student worksheets. The appendixes contain additional advice and materials that science teachers can use to develop their students' content area reading skills. These items include a dictionary of word parts, a list of the reading skills needed in science instruction, the Fry and the SMOG readability formulas and directions for their use, a five-part strategy for word attack, and hints on accenting and syllabication of science vocabulary. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.