ERIC Number: ED251797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Critical Reading - How Seriously Do We Take It?
A review of several classroom observation and survey studies of comprehension instruction, content area reading for homework, and aspects of reading assignments raises the question of whether enough is being done in Irish schools to develop critical reading competency. It appears from these studies that many students are being left to their own devices when it comes to dealing with aspects of the assigned texts, other than vocabulary instruction, and even that aspect of direct assistance may be suspect. The studies show that students are frequently required to read texts with only the direction to read certain pages in order to answer questions the next day. Reasons for the assigned reading and suggestions on how students should go about their reading are not often explained. (RBW)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Reading Assignments, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Direct Instruction; Ireland
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (9th, Dublin, Ireland, September 27-29, 1984).