ERIC Number: ED194876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension Strategies of Proficient Elementary Readers.
A study was conducted to examine the comprehension process of ten proficient fourth grade readers as they read a story within a particular instructional environment. The instructional environment was designed to provide for background experiences, purpose for reading, and purposeful feedback. Results indicated that the subjects constructed a great deal of the meaning that they derived from the story. They used the information in the story, their purposes for reading, and pertinent background in order to predict and infer. They remade the meaning of the story, rather than taking on the meaning of the story. Two groups were found within the subjects, one that made inferences while reading and one that made both inferences and predictions. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Research prepared at the University of Alberta.