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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject
As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information on a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills. Teach Close Reading Skills Guide students in annotation by directing them to do more than highlight or underline. Appeal to the Senses Guide Students in Setting Reading Goals

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