Reading Strategies in the Biology Classroom

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Most people would not consider science class as primer for students to strengthen their reading skills. However, in this video, a pair of high school biology teachers demonstrate how they use reading strategies in their classes. Because the text the students are studying is of a highly technical nature, the teachers try to help students gain reading skill and understand the content they are learning.

Using techniques such as reading aloud and highlighting important words, students strengthen their reading skills while learning about biology. The teachers then observe and try to make sure that students have a good grasp on the material they are reading.

Source: From How to Improve Content Understanding Using Reading Strategies (DVD), 2006. Alexandria, VA: ASCD

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