ERIC Number: ED453516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Research-Based Content Area Reading Instruction. 2000 Edition. Texas Reading Initiative.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Although reading instruction alone can teach students many of the skills and strategies they require for reading content area materials successfully, students also must have ample opportunities to apply these skills and strategies in "real" reading situations--that is, as they read in the content areas. Specifically, teachers can provide students with instruction that: (1) familiarizes them with the structure of expository text; (2) promotes content area vocabulary development; (3) promotes word identification skills; (4) builds reading fluency; and (5) emphasizes and directly teaches how, why, when, and where to use a repertoire of comprehension strategies. The purpose of this booklet is to provide teachers with research-based and classroom-tested information about each of these aspects of content area reading instruction, along with specific teaching suggestions that can be used with students before reading, during reading, and after reading. (Contains 44 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary Development, Word Recognition
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.