ERIC Number: ED216323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reading Comprehension through "Folderbooks": Developing Higher Order Thinking Strategies Using Children's Books.
Cotton, Eileen G.
Bloom's Taxonomy is a classification device that orders educational objectives in a hierarchical fashion, ranging from relatively simple skills of remembering to more complex skills of evaluating and judging. In the classroom, the taxonomy can be used as the basis of a series of questioning strategies designed to foster intellectual skills. In a reading program, for example, teachers could have students read books, stories, or tall tales, and then answer questions based on the taxonomy, with knowledge derived from the reading. The questions could be prepared by the teacher, along with the answers, and placed in a "folderbook," a learning package that displays each questioning level, a vocabulary page, an attractive cover, and a brief summary of the book. This can serve as a model for students, who are then asked to prepare their own folderbooks for a favorite book. Students have reported that they have a better understanding of a book after using a folderbook as a study guide. The folderbooks also seem to create a pride in work that assists in promoting academic achievement. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association (14th, Sacramento, CA, November 6-8, 1980).