As our Understanding Reading Comprehension details, certain reading strategies are required to be an active constructor of meaning.

Laura Robb presents several classroom-proven strategies that specifically enable students to construct meaning out of nonfiction in Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math: Practical Ways to Weave Comprehension Strategies into Your Content Area Teaching. These include asking open-ended questions, skimming text, and making connections.

Use the following lessons from Laura Robb to model each strategy. These can help you improve student reading and support learning in different content areas.

1. Posing Questions
2. Skimming a Text
3. Connect and Apply