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ERIC Number: EJ1020679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Applying Research in Reading Comprehension to Social Studies Instruction for Middle and High School Students
Swanson, Elizabeth; Wanzek, Jeanne
Intervention in School and Clinic, v49 n3 p142-147 Jan 2014
Secondary-level content area teachers face unique challenges in helping their students successfully read, understand, and learn content from complex texts in their discipline. In this article, a set of research-based practices designed to provide effective and feasible instruction to improve students' reading and comprehension of text and content is provided. Specific examples of each practice within a social studies unit are used to illustrate how to promote text reading and understanding that is integrated with the content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305F100013