Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reading It but Not Getting It: Increasing Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas

Samuel J. Smith, Liberty University

Document Type Presentation

Presented at the Orlando 2007 Convention of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


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?