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Tier 1 Secondary Content Area Reading Strategies

The purpose of this training is for secondary teachers to learn and practice impactful strategies that increase academic engagement and achievement across content areas.


  1. Why students struggle to comprehend text
  2. Before, during, and after reading comprehension strategies
  3. Overview of the SQ3R strategy
  4. Prepare to use SQ3R in upcoming lessons


  • Outline contributing factors preventing secondary students from understanding and applying information they have read.
  • Delineate strategies to be used to prevent comprehension failure before, during, and after students read text.
  • Explain the components of the “Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review” (SQ3R) comprehension strategy.
  • Prepare to use the SQ3R strategy in your classrooms.

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