Learning Vital Reading Strategies: A Workbook for Students

Learning Vital Reading Strategies: A Workbook for Students

by Amelia Leighton Gamel


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Learning Vital Reading Strategies: A Workbook for Students by Amelia Leighton Gamel

Learning Vital Reading Strategies: A Workbook for Students is a workbook that supplements the instruction offered in Help! My College Students Can’t Read: Teaching Vital Reading Strategies in the Content Areas (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). The workbook focuses specifically on ready-made activities to help students learn vital reading strategies that are applicable to all academic texts.

1.Staying engaged with academic content material
2.Developing purposes for reading
3.Making reading predictions
4.Evaluating textual information
5.Drawing inferences
6.Developing higher-level questions
7.Making connections to prior knowledge
8.Creating visuals to enhance comprehension
9.Navigating difficult or unfamiliar vocabulary

Special features include “Point to Ponder” critical thinking prompts, practice texts from a range of academic disciplines, and “Professional Spotlight” interviews focusing on field-specific reading demands and the importance of strong reading skills in real-world professions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475822236
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Edition description: Student
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Amelia Leighton Gamel has comprehensive experience in the field of education as a reading specialist, college faculty member and administrator, educational presenter, and public school teacher. In addition to her current position as Lead Faculty for the reading program at Jackson College in Michigan, Amelia also serves as a facilitator for campus-wide reading workshops and classroom demonstrations in all content areas.

Table of Contents


1 Active Reading
Reading Strategies

2 Determining a Purpose
Making Predictions
Determining a Purpose
Evaluating Possible Purposes
Ways to Stay Engaged While Reading

3 Determining What’s Important
Striking Out Unneeded Information

4 Developing Higher-Level Question
Focus Quadrants
Asking Questions as We Read

5 Making Connections
Drawing Inferences
Connecting to Prior Knowledge

6 Navigating Unknown Words
Dealing with Difficult Vocabulary
Pie Chart Vocabulary
Ways to Study Lists of Terms

7 Creating Visuals to Enhance Comprehension and Recall
Practice Creating Visuals

8 Keeping It Real
Professional Spotlight Interviews
Conduct Your Own Professional Reading Interview

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