I usually make study guide questions that follow the chapter (or partial
chapter sections) in sequence. Students complete the questions as they read
the chapter. I try to get them to read the entire chapter and then go back
to find the questions (but we know most won't do that). I don't advise
working in groups due to the fact that too many either copy the responses or
share them with one another. If I can get them to actually read the chapter
and find the answers to the questions, then some degree of retention of
information/facts takes place in most cases.
Hope this helps,
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Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:04 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] How to get kids to read during class
> I am in need of some advise on how to get students to read during class.
This is my second year for having a textbook in my beginning art and ceramic
class. I have a classroom set so the students can't take them home so any
reading that needs to be done is done in class. How is the best way to
handle this. If I tell the students to read most of them don't. I hesitate
at having the students read out loud because I hated doing that when I was
in school but I would be willing to try that if I know of a way that wasn't
so stressful for the kids that didn't read as well as the others. Any
suggestions on how to handle this would really be appreciated.
> Joe Cox
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