ERIC Number: ED437610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Reading To Learn: How To Study as You Read. Helping Children To Learn Series.
Smith, Carl B.
This book provides directions and sample activities to help parents teach their children to follow an easy system for study reading: set clear purposes for study; ask targeted questions; read quickly for specific information; summarize effectively; and gather information from charts and tables. The first section, Flexibility and Reading Speed, discusses basic procedures for study reading--the PARS Approach (purposes, ask, read, summarize). It also discusses notetaking and speed reading. The second section addresses following instructions and reading graphs and tables. Based on the self-directed learner philosophy, this book and the others in the series provide: essential comprehension techniques; basic vocabulary and phonics skills; clear guidelines for efficient study; critical thinking frameworks; and activities that lead to becoming a self-directed learner. Each book in the series also provides quick answers to pressing learning problems; easy practice activities for basic skills; common language explanations; and step-by-step guidance to engage children in active learning. (RS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Charts, Content Area Reading, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Graphs, Learning Activities, Notetaking, Parents as Teachers, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Rate, Study Skills, Tables (Data)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698; Family Learning Association, 3901 Hagan St., Suite H, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For other titles in the Helping Children to Learn Series, see CS 013 820-823.