Research suggests that reading levels are one of the key factors for success in higher education, but it is widely known that many students enter college underprepared for the rigors of college-level texts. Even students who are able to read and say the words aloud often have difficulty comprehending, remembering and using the information.
Faculty from all disciplines will find this workshop beneficial. You will be introduced to ways you can encourage your students to be strategic readers across a variety of texts.
This module involves the following activities:
IMPORTANT: In addition to registering here, please email JCAdjunctSupport@jccmi.edu to request to be enrolled in this JetNet-based workshop.
- Read a chapter from Help! My College Students Can't Read, authored by Jackson College reading professor, Amelia (Amy) Leighton Gamel, and published in 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield (all rights reserved).
- Watch a video of Amy demonstrating active reading.
- Practice active reading strategies yourself.
- Engage in online discussions with others who are also learning and practicing active reading strategies.
- Develop an action plan that identifies ways you plan to introduce active reading in your classes.