16 Reading Skills for Your Students

Published On: June 9th, 2016·By ·

Every student should have these 16 reading skills . . .

Trying to teach your students reading skills? Then you'll want to check out this clever infographic I recently found on Twitter. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

Reading skills are an essential part of modern culture. That's why it's a good idea to check out the 16 powerful reading skills you should teach your students infographic that Alex Corbitt posted on his Twitter account. You can see that post below.

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Many of the skills listed can be applied to areas far beyond reading. For example, recognizing sequence is an essential skill in mathematics. Recognizing cause and effect is a skill often utilized in social studies, the sciences, and many other classes (and life). Distinguishing the difference between fact and opinion will aid students in all areas of life. Many of these skills are used in common conversation, such as the ability to summarize and to ask questions. Instilling these skills in your students through reading will help them succeed on all levels, not just in reading comprehension, which is already an essential skill.

Can you think of any other powerful reading skills? Which skills have you noticed students struggling with the most? Do you think using any of these skills would get students more interested in reading? Which ones?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.

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