ERIC Number: ED205896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Improving Textbook Learning with S4R: A Strategy for Teachers, Not Students.
Stetson, Elton G.
Noting that many reading-study techniques used by students to improve their comprehension and test scores fail because the students who need such assistance often lack the self-discipline to use them, this paper introduces S4R, a teacher-controlled reading-study method. After briefly describing each of the five components of the program, (Survey/Read/Recite/Record/Review), the paper describes three pilot studies that tested the technique with three different groups: engineers, secondary school administrators, and seventh grade students. The paper then reports the following conclusions based on the studies: (1) reading-study methods controlled by teachers rather than by students may be the distinguishing feature that causes such methods to be recognized on a broader scale, and (2) perhaps the most effective way to influence student use of reading-study techniques independently is to use them in the classroom. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Strategies; S4R Method