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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom

Use these practice activities to help struggling readers with comprehension. The activities were developed by Dr. Judith Irvin, one of the nationís leading experts on teaching reading to secondary students.

For each strategy, you will find one activity targeted at U.S. history and another targeted at world studies. Use the pull down bar above to jump to another resource.

Strategy 1: Previewing Text
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 2: Understanding Text
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 3: Using Graphic Organizers
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Strategy 4: Constructing Concept Maps
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 5: Visualizing Information
Practice Activity for US History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 6: Building Background Information
Practice Activity for US History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 7: Making Predictions
Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 8: Activating and Using Prior Knowledge
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 9: Anticipating Information
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Practice Activity for World Studies

Strategy 10: Developing Vocabulary Knowledge
Practice Activity for U.S. History

Practice Activity for World Studies

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