ERIC Number: ED199693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension in the Content Areas, 7-12, Strategies for Basic Skills.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
This handbook is intended for content area teachers in grades seven through twelve who want to help students improve their comprehension of both oral and written language. The first three chapters discuss the nature of comprehension and establish the general philosophical framework for the strategies and activities that make up the major portion of the book. The framework presented in these chapters focuses on student language, experience, and thinking; and it serves as a basis for instructional analysis and decision making. The activities and strategies are arranged according to three levels. Those activities presented at level one are intended to concentrate specifically on the language, experience, thinking, or word recognition needs of the students for the purpose of building a foundation for comprehension. Those activities offered at level two are designed to establish specific language, experience, or thinking linkages for use as an integral part of the concept development strategies. Instructional strategies offered at level three integrate and link the language, experience, and thinking activities from the first level into more holistic strategies for the purpose of concept development. Appendixes provide assessment samples and techniques, planning considerations for enhancing comprehension in the content areas, and ways to apply the techniques to specific content areas. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.