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ERIC Number: EJ1041727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Reading Where It Counts
Miller, Harry
Reading Improvement, v51 n1 p27-31 Spr 2014
In this article, teachers are reminded that their content subject areas require acquainting children with special words or symbols related to that subject area (e.g. mathematics or social studies). Because children can read well does not mean they would be understanding of any special reading skill required in a content subject area; that the words and symbols unique to a given subject area would be read successfully. Like any craftsman, the teacher possesses knowledge of the tools with which they will be working and should assist their students by: (1) Compiling a list of the unique words and/or symbols presented in the material textbook; (2) Preparing a printed list of the words/symbols that students should recognize and understand; (3) Giving the students the list and displaying these words generously about the classroom; (4) Making efforts to teach, re-teach and then check for mastery of the words and symbols of the content subject area; and finally, (5) Planning for the factor of forgetting by frequent review to help students maintain mastery. Teachers can experience satisfaction when students are successful readers in their subject area, remembering that they are vital to the success of their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A