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ERIC Number: EJ785482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Reading Success in the Secondary Classroom
Boling, Charlotte J.; Evans, William H.
Preventing School Failure, v52 n2 p59-66 Win 2008
Serious reading problems exist among adolescent learners, as evidenced by declining national reading scores and increased dropout rates. Teachers can reverse this downward spiral by using the "scaffolded reading experience" (SRE) in their instruction. SRE is an organizational framework that secondary teachers may use to integrate the reading process into their content. SRE targets 2 instructional elements: techniques and strategies. "Techniques" are actions the teacher takes to ensure appropriate prereading, reading, and postreading instruction. "Strategies," such as list-group-label (H. Taba, 1967), story pyramid, and summarizing, are tools that students use to comprehend information. In this article, the authors describe pedagogical techniques and instructional strategies used in SRE and give practical suggestions for achieving reading success in the secondary classroom. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A