Literacy in all subjects is a common core standard, and reading and comprehending the material in textbooks is an essential component of literacy. Textbooks are used in not only the core subjects, but also in foreign language, family and consumer science, business and information technology, technology and engineering, physical education, art, and music.
This simple pre-reading strategy can be utilized by any teacher who uses a textbook in his or her classroom. You will find that comprehension increases at a fantastic rate when these pre-reading strategies are used. Students access their own experiences, background knowledge, and conceptual understanding to prepare their minds to organize the new concepts and skills that they will learn through reading the new material.