ERIC Number: ED278461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Reading across the Curriculum: Strategies for Improving Reading in Content Area Classes.
Edwards, Dennis H.; And Others
A description is provided of 12 reading skills strategies that were developed as part of a Reading across the Curriculum project to help students bridge the gap between their reading levels and the reading level of their textbooks. Following introductory information on the Reading across the Curriculum project, the 12 strategies are explained and examples of their use and/or modification are provided. The strategies are: (1) Previewing and Marking the Text, which involves reading the foreword, skimming the table of contents, and marking the text; (2) Motivating Students to Read the Text--Helping Them Deal with Anxiety; (3) the SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review) method; (4) Notetaking, using the Cornell Notetaking format of Record, Reduce, Recite, Reflect and Review; (5) Mapping, a form of outlining in which the material itself generates the form or outline; (6) Time Management, stressing the amount of time needed for study; (7) the Vocabulary Preview Technique, which teaches students to determine the meaning of words through context, word structures, and the dictionary; (8) the Read, Analyze, and Apply technique, which forces the student to think critically about what he/she has read; (9) Prediction, which uses non-reading activities to promote student interest in the topic; (10) Reading Graphs; (11) Differentiating between the Main Idea and Supporting Evidence; and (12) Directed Reading Activity, in which the instructor provides questions for the students to consider when reading. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Cosumnes River Coll., Sacramento, CA.
Note: Developed through a 1986-87 Fund for the Improvement of Instruction grant.