*We never stop learning to read.
*Students don't, or can't, read their textbooks.
*There are many problems with the textbook.
|Learning across content areas (e.g., social studies, science) requires middle-grades students to acquire and apply reading and writing strategies to construct knowledge. Constructing knowledge, a meaning-making process, goes beyond just acquiring information.|
“Students must comprehend 75% of the ideas and 90% of the vocabulary of a content area reading text to read it on an instructional level.”
Dr. Jill Kerper Mora
Diego State University
|Connecting research recommendations to practice can improve instruction. These key research-based strategies have impact on student achievement—helping all students, in all kinds of classrooms. Strategies are organized into categories of familiar practices in order to help you fine-tune your teaching to improve student achievement.|
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