Content Area Reading
To be outstanding – get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Subject-area teachers should not compromise their content. Each teacher should concentrate on one or two reading strategies.
Strategies for content area teachers to use include:
- activating background knowledge
- previewing and skimming
- use of graphic tools
- idea generation/prewriting/note taking
Don’t forget motivation. When students improve reading and writing skills and see a personal connection to learning, they develop new interest.