ERIC Number: ED163420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension through Active Processing: A Set of Interactive Instructional Models.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Reading Education.
This booklet provides teachers with models for interactive reading activities that reflect an awareness of comprehension as a complex mental and linguistic process rather than as a hierarchy of mechanically applied subskills. The instructional strategies represent a combination of insights presented in recent research with those gained through practical classroom experience. The strategies are: open-ended and student-generated questioning to sharpen focus; using key words as semantic, syntactical, and relational cues; using the cloze procedure in predicting and confirming relationships among cues; categorizing as a process for organizing information; modeling concept attainment; and summarizing and paraphrasing. Many of the model activities stress oral and written activities such as retelling, summarizing, condensing, and expanding on meanings that help students to organize and verbalize understandings gained through active processing. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Reading Education.