Building on the topics of assessment, planning instruction, and teaching discipline-specific vocabulary, we will shift the focus to reading strategies and the use of inquiry to enhance learning and literacy in content areas. Consider the content area in which you would like to teach.
· How does activating prior knowledge and interest influence reading comprehension?
· What are some specific inquiry-based techniques you might use to reinforce reading comprehension in your content area?
· How might you ensure your classroom environment foster inquiry and collaboration? Explain and provide specific examples to support your responses.