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Using Levels of Questions to Improve Student Reading Comprehension In History

Recommended For:
College Readiness Social Science Teachers
Pre-AP® Social Science Teachers
(Grades 10-12)

6 hours (1 Day Workshop)
12 hours (2 Day Workshop)

Exploring history can be a major adventure of imagination and awe. Our students need foundational skills to not only navigate the information they’re studying, but also to fully receive and understand it. Reading comprehension, at its base, is a major tool that will give students the power to successfully analyze historical information. Teachers will receive the skills and resources to engage and support students in becoming independent learners by using levels of questions. This workshop will focus on strategies to engage students in learning how to read and view critically written materials by asking higher order questions and drawing inferences, recognizing different viewpoints and forming their own conclusions about the facts and forces that shape history.

Learning Objectives

Participants Will:

●    Acquire methods and strategies to teach students the skills associated with free response questions on AP® exams,
●    Learn the use and differences among leveled questions, and
●    Implement activities in order to practice integration of these new strategies in lesson plans and curriculum development.

“George helped us to develop and expand the reasoning process for underrepresented students in AP® US History,”

- AP U.S. History Teacher, Riverside, CA