Scaffolding Reading in the Content Areas
The information below comes from PowerPoint slides that I created for RED 4333 & RED 6339: Content Area Reading, a course that all secondary education majors at UNF must take.
The purpose of the course is fourfold: 1) to stress that the ability to decode words and/or a text is radically different than having fluency and comprehension, 2) to highlight the fact that how one approaches reading differs depending upon content and context, 3) that all teachers--regardless of content--bear responsibility for helping their students become stronger readers in the content area, and 4) to provide research-based approaches to scaffolding students' reading and motivating them to read.
Any errors or mistakes in these materials are mine. Each set of slides may be downloaded.