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It takes a lifetime for individuals to master the reading process, and high school teachers play an important role. Moreover, high school teachers, who are subject matter specialists, are the best persons to teach students the reading skills unique to the various content areas (Shepherd, 1984). Many secondary teachers are aware of this opportunity and responsibility; others are not, so efforts are underway to help them believe in the need for teaching reading skills in their special subjects (Lloyd, 1986; Roe, Stoodt and Burns, 1987).

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