Help! My College Students Cant Read

Teaching Vital Reading Strategies in the Content Areas

By (author) Amelia Leighton Gamel

Publication date:

21 March 2015

Length of book:

190 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781475814569

Help! My College Students Can’t Read: Teaching Vital Reading Strategies in the Content Areas is designed as a resource guide for content area instructors who have no specific training in the field of literacy but want to help the struggling readers in their classrooms. This book provides simple, step-by-step ideas for introducing and embedding reading strategies within all content areas without sacrificing a lot of valuable class time. This easy-to-use resource will equip instructors to not only help their students be stronger readers in general, but to be stronger readers of content-area academic texts.
Our students today are not only distracted by the same things that distracted us, they are bombarded by a constant stream of information via their technological devices. This coupled with the practice of reading excerpt and information in short bursts rather than entire books, compounds the inability to concentrate and read for meaning. This book contains great suggestions to approach key issues in reading that can be addressed by faculty in any content area. It gives college faculty the tools and strategies to help a generation of digital learners focus and read with purpose.