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ERIC Number: ED249118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Junior High School Students' Social Studies Concept Attainment through Reading Comprehension Activities.
Tyrell, Jean
Ways in which social studies teachers can help students in grades 6, 7, and 8 improve their reading comprehension and understanding of social studies ideas and concepts are discussed, and sample reading comprehension activities are provided. First, teachers must choose a textbook with readability and concept levels appropriate for their students. But the teacher's role extends beyond that of text selection; he or she must bring the student to an understanding of the concepts located within the textbook. This can be done by teaching students important vocabulary terms, relating the material to the student's experience, guiding reading to provide support (e.g., asking students to find the main idea of a paragraph), and providing reading experiences to reinforce the concepts. Sample activities which can be used to develop social studies concepts are provided in the appendices. They can be modified for use with different grade levels or textbooks. The activities include acrostics, an unscrambling word exercise, spelling games, a reading selection and a worksheet that serves as a reading guide, and a worksheet that asks students to develop test questions based on chapter headings. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A