ERIC Number: ED236570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Metacognition and Reading Comprehension Skills. Final Report.
Paris, Scott G.
Proposing that teachers can help children learn more effectively by promoting metacognition and the acquisition of problem solving strategies, this report describes research studying the effectiveness of the experimental curriculum, Informed Strategies for Learning (ISL), in increasing third and fifth grade students' reading comprehension skills. Using a pretest-posttest design, the reported study revealed significant gains in reading comprehension and reading skills among the ISL group. The appendix of the report contains instructional materials, grouped in 14 comprehension skill training modules, designed to develop metacognitive awareness and reading comprehension. Each module includes graded skills to be targeted weekly, the rationale for teaching them, instructional techniques, specific lesson plans for teacher use, and bulletin board ideas to supplement lessons. In addition, this section contains worksheets and assignments for student use. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.