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ERIC Number: ED257711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Selected High School History Teachers' Suggestions for Teaching Reading and Study Skills Needed in High School History Classes.
Davis, E. Dale
A summary of recommendations from the recent literature dealing with reading and study skills in high school history and social studies and data from interviews with high school history teachers are presented. The literature search revealed that little teaching of reading and study skills is done in high schools but that history and social studies classes may be logical places for this to occur. Teachers who had done graduate work in history and who had also received advanced training in teaching reading and study skills made the following recommendations: (1) provide materials that are appropriate for the course and the student's reading level; (2) help students understand why they are reading the material; (3) teach students to grasp and retain main ideas and relevant details; (4) help students master special vocabulary, terminology, and concepts in history; (5) help students use textbooks and reference materials effectively; (6) help students learn to read critically; and (7) teach students to use pictorial and graphic aids and materials provided by authors. These recommendations indicate that history teachers who have received training in reading instruction and study skills can suggest specific practices which may be of use to other teachers. (Author/IS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A