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ERIC Number: ED479376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Getting All Teachers To Use Reading/Writing To Help Students Learn Subject Matter.
Forget, Mark; Lyle, Nancy; Spear, Maria; Reinhart-Clark, Kim
Generally speaking, reading is not taught beyond the third grade in most school systems. If a student has not mastered reading comprehension skills by the fourth grade, chances are that she/he will struggle with learning in grades four through twelve. Many middle school and high school students lack the ability to use communication skills effectively for the purpose of learning. This paper discusses "MAX" (Motivation, Acquisition, and eXtension) teaching with reading and writing: a rationale and a method. Before discussing MAX teaching, the paper presents an "anticipation guide," a type of worksheet which quizzes teachers on how students learn most effectively. It then discusses "embedded curriculum," in which learning skills are taught in conjunction with course content. The paper states that the essential goal of teachers who use the MAX teaching framework is to level the playing field by raising the bar for all students, which involves creating a classroom environment that provides instruction in building skills to enable improved performance, while at the same time engaging all students in active learning from textbooks and other forms of textual matter. It explains each of the steps of MAX teaching and considers how frequently teachers should use MAX. The paper concludes by outlining how to prepare teachers to use MAX. (Contains 15 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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