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Study Skills and Reading Strategies for Content Area Reading
Suzan B. Nunn
Teachers must guide students to learn to the best of their ability. Each student will have a different style in which he or she learns the best. In this presentation, I will share with you study skill and reading strategy websites that will be beneficial to students, teachers, and parents.
Students must have a variety of strategies to be effective in their studying and learning. Teachers should instill in students important cognitive and metacognitve processes such as being able to:
Brozo, W.G., & Simpson, M.L. (1999). Readers, teachers, learners: Expanding literacy across the content areas (3rd Edition). New Jersey: Merrill Prentice Hall.
Improving Your Study Skills
This website gives guidelines on how to improve study skills.
The first piece of advice is to Review Regularly and Plan to Study Ahead. This will keep the student from having an “All-Nighter.” Instead, all that will be necessary from the student is to simply review.
Other information is broken down into three parts:
Preparing to learn
Learning with others
Math and Science
Study Guides and Strategies
This website has many different links listed to helped students become more active learners. They include:
This site gives information on study skills and self-help. Click on the hyperlinks below to view information.
Reading in the Content Areas:
Strategies for Success
This website gives content teachers guidance in how to structure their lessons in order to assist struggling readers, boosting them to proficient performance when reading content-based material.
Meeting the Secondary Reading Challenge
This website was designed to help secondary teachers in the state of Florida increase the reading abilities of their students. The site has many links to other sites that would be beneficial to teachers, students, and parents. They include:
There are also special links to forms, self-checks, a glossary, journals, and media center.