ERIC Number: ED539214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reading in High School. Research Brief
Education Partnerships, Inc.
The workers of the 21st Century will be expected to do more reading and writing than has been done in the past. In order to be successful, one author, Langer, stated that students need to possess "high literacy." According to the literature, it is evident when reading is truly a priority and supported by all stakeholders because there are high interactions between students and teachers and students and students, regular use of technology for projects, use of electronic bulletin boards, and classrooms where a large variety of reading materials are available and where presentations, audience critiques, and meaningful feedback are an integral part of the curriculum. According to research, the majority of secondary students do not have sufficient literacy skills to be successful in this, the "Information Age." This paper presents a list of generic reading strategies to use in most content areas at the high school level. A list of specific strategies is also presented. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Literacy Education, English Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Habits, Vocabulary Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), High School Students, Teaching Methods, Reading Skills
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)