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ERIC Number: ED276981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 254
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-2826-8
Reading Activities for Middle and Secondary Schools. A Handbook for Teachers. Second Edition.
Smith, Carl B.; Elliot, Peggy Gordon
Intended for all teachers in middle and secondary schools, this handbook provides samples and models to help develop activities that improve students' reading skills. A practical guide, it answers specific questions about reading and suggests activities that teachers can adapt to the specific texts and concerns of their subject area. Each section speaks to a major question about reading instruction that middle and secondary school teachers might raise and lists classroom activities that can be adapted to all levels of achievement. Specifically, sections cover (1) a solution for content teachers to make the subject matter in textbooks interesting; (2) motivating students to read by relating the reading to students' daily lives and making the act of reading a nonthreatening experience; (3) increasing flexibility and personal choices in how students use books; (4) building vocabulary in the classroom; (5) sharpening recall by teaching students how to identify a text's organization; (6) teaching students how to analyze what they have read; (7) prodding critical thinking by encouraging evaluative reading; (8) extending both the understanding and richness of students' reading experiences; (9) developing study techniques for special texts; and (10) teaching writing with reading. A chart of activities for slow learners and a checklist for teachers are appended. (JD)
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A