ERIC Number: ED228622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Semantic Webbing in Science.
Schwab, Patricia N.; Coble, Charles R.
A semantic web visually represents concepts and their relationships in an organized schema. It is an aid to comprehending printed material in a more concrete way through the illustration of main ideas, supporting details, and their relationships in a reading selection. A semantic web consists of four basic components: (1) a core question asked by the teacher to stimulate and direct student discussion; (2) web strands consisting of the answers gleaned from the students' discussion; (3) strand supports, the facts or information in the selection that support the web strands; and (4) strand ties that indicate supporting details as well as interstrand relationships. Among the steps teachers might follow in developing a semantic web for a selection in science are developing a core question, having students read with the core question in mind, listing the students' responses on the board, and assisting the students in determining relationships among the strand supports. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Strategies; Semantic Webbing
Note: Paper presented at the NSTA Baltimore Area Convention (Baltimore, MD, November 11, 1982) and at the Meeting of the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (Greensboro, NC, November 12, 1982).