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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Getting Students to Read the Textbook

General information:
Puzzled as to why students don’t download reading material or fail to open the textbook? Are you wondering how you can get more students to complete reading assignments? This web page offers resources and workshops to help you better understand why students don’t complete reading assignments and what you can do to reverse this trend.

 Links to OSET Resource Pages:

How Do I Get My Students To Complete Reading Assignments?:  This webpage offers background on why students don’t read and strategies to get students to read as well as to improve their reading skills.

The SQ5R Reading Strategy: In many cases students are compliant with reading assignments but they aren't effectively learning from the reading. Many students do not know how to purposely read nonfiction text for meaningful learning. This handout, ready to give to your students, explains the Survey-Question-Read-Record-Recite-Review-Reflect strategy for reading comprehension.

Workshops Related to this Topic (check the OSET events calendar for upcoming offerings)

How do I get my Students to Read the Textbook?


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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about getting students to read the textbook. Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.

Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
Idea Paper #40 Getting Students to Read:  14 Tips: Address common problems, assessment, and tips for getting students to read material; Georgia Southern University.

Getting Students to Read: This web page addresses problems and tips for getting your students to read; Concordia University.

Solve a Teaching Problem-Students Don’t Keep up With the Reading: Narrow down the reason your students are not reading assigned material and explore potential solutions to this problem.