DESCRIPTION: As content area teachers, we find ourselves working with students of multiple reading levels. We still, however, hold the responsibility of teaching all students the subject area content. How can we (1) help develop reading skills in the content areas, (2) increase memory retention, and (3) enhance comprehension? What strategies can we teach students that will help them not just get through our class but will help them study and learn in years to come?
Smith, Samuel J., "Reading It but Not Getting It: Increasing Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas" (2007). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 41.
Handout distributed with the accompanying PowerPoint at the Orlando 2007 Convention of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Reading but Not Getting It - DRA TEMPLATE ACSI 071109.doc (63 kB)
Template for a Directed Reading Activity