ERIC Number: ED327812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Become Independent Readers.
Narang, Harbans L.
To help achieve success, students must construct purposes for reading so that they can gain the appropriate kind of information while reading. After a student has set a purpose for reading, she/he may preview the material to be read. The next step is to read the material at an appropriate speed considering the purpose for reading and the nature of the material. When reading is taking place, comprehension problems may arise for a variety of reasons. A good reader becomes aware of these problems because she/he is monitoring comprehension. A reader may use any of the following strategies if comprehension problems arise during reading: ignore the problem and continue reading; suspend judgment; form a tentative hypothesis; use text information; reread the current sentence; reread the previous context; or go to an expert source. Making notes during reading to summarize what has been read is important, especially if the purpose is to use information for a written or oral presentation. Successful learners are not only aware of their metacognitive strategies but also use them to control and monitor their learning. (Two figures are included and 10 references are attached. Appendixes include: a list of approaches to improve reading in every class, the "One Q Five R" Version and the "Six R" Version.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Focus; Reading Uses
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Freshman Year Experience (Tampa, FL, December 1990). Appendix B contains light, broken type.