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MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education


Literacy is a driving problem in many of today's educational settings. With more emphasis being placed on reading comprehension students need to learn how to use strategies to help assist them with this decoding process. Teachers as well as students need to be taught on how to use strategies effectively. When properly taught, strategies provide a new light of clarity for students that might be confused with the text. Strategies can be used for accessing prior knowledge, divulging misconceptions as well as an evaluation tool. Students learn to become more self-reliant and thus their confidence increases allowing for success.