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:

    • prediction
    • questioning
    • summarization
    • activating background knowledge
    • previewing and skimming
    • visualization
    • use of graphic tools
    • idea generation/prewriting/note taking
    • organization

    Don’t forget motivation. When students improve reading and writing skills and see a personal connection to learning, they develop new interest.