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This study sought to identify effective methods that select, junior high school, social studies teachers found useful in promoting the reading and studying of printed materials. In the course of the research, 78 teachers identified specific procedures they had used to increase seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students' effectiveness in studying social studies content. Respondents suggested that teachers should: (1) provide an introduction to the textbook early in the course; (2) make assignments clear and reasonable; (3) teach students any special vocabulary that the textbook used; (4) help students learn to read for the main ideas and identify the author's the author's organizational plans of reading materials; (5) encourage students to read widely on the assigned topic; (6) determine the reading level of students and of their reading assignments; (7) review research and evaluation skills with students; (8) assist students in appreciating past-present and cause-effect relationships; (9) instruct students in methods of evaluating what they read; and (10) use a directed reading approach early in the course. Junior high school students need help in developing higher level thinking skills. Social studies teachers are the keys to helping students develop the necessary critical thinking and reflective reasoning abilities. (LBG)

Descriptors: Classroom Research, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Reading Assignments, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Social Studies, Study Skills, Teacher Role











Author: Davis, E. Dale

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12520&id=ED356149







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