ERIC Number: ED252702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Assist Students in Developing Technical Reading Skills. Module M-2 of Category M--Assisting Students in Improving Their Basic Skills. Professional Teacher Education Module Series.
Fardig, Glen E.; West, Gail B.
This learning module, one of a series of 127 performance-based teacher education learning packages focusing on specific professional competencies of vocational teachers, deals with the task of assisting students in developing technical reading skills. Addressed in the individual learning experiences included in the module are the following topics: the importance of technical reading in vocational programs (fusing the teaching of reading and content, assessing student needs and abilities, using additional resources, and understanding the reading process); development of vocabulary exercises (context clues, structural analysis, oral vocabulary instruction, and word puzzles and games); development of comprehension skills (levels of comprehension, strategies in reading for main ideas and details, and techniques for questioning and for helping students recognize patterns); development of graphics reading exercises; and formulation of a plan to teach technical reading skills (reading and analyzing materials, using a text analysis chart, introducing reading materials, and developing a study guide and enrichment activities). Each learning experience contains an objective, one or more learning activities, and a feedback activity. The module provides student teachers with the opportunity to examine case studies; develop instructional materials, exercises, and a teaching plan; and assist students in developing technical reading skills in an actual teaching situation. (MN)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Content Area Reading, Educational Needs, Fused Curriculum, Guidelines, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 120 Driftmier Engineering Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 249 373, ED 250 531, and CE 040 497. Originally developed as part of the Performance-Based Vocational Teacher Education Project at the University of Central Florida.