Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Leland Chapman

Second Committee Member

Gary Shelly

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


The relationship between reading strategies that enhance essential learning in both · reading and history was studied. A U.S. History model has been developed to make connections between the teaching of history content and reading comprehension. Research has been obtained that indicates a direct correlation between student learning in a content area classroom and the integration ofreading strategies within daily lesson plans. Secondary teachers must be taught by teacher preparation programs and coached by administrators on how to develop lesson plans based on their students' need to use effective reading strategies. Secondary teachers must align their daily lessons and assessments with the state's essential learnings in both their content area and in reading to ensure student success.