ERIC Number: ED426343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Addressing Reading Problems in Social Studies Content Area.
Younge, Mable F.
This paper responds to several social studies teachers' complaints that students are not reading on grade level, and therefore, not able to engage in classroom activities. The paper describes the development of sample lesson plans for middle school students and identifies effective assessment alternatives for teachers to use. Solutions presented in the paper are: (1) identify student needs; (2) create a nurturing environment; (3) be consistently aware of voice, tone, and gestures in communicating objectives; (4) use flexible grouping to incorporate peer interaction; (5) use a variety of materials with the text; (6) teach the organization and format of the social studies text; and (7) teach vocabulary in context with key concepts. The paper concludes with several suggestions for assessment; and provides an "analysis and synthesis game," and a lesson about civil rights. Contains a 20-item bibliography. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Course Project for "Supervision and Administration of a Reading Program," DeKalb County School System (Georgia).