ERIC Number: ED329909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Getting the Main Idea and Details through Reading Comprehension.
Grisham, Sharon K.
A practicum addressed the below-average reading comprehension performance of first graders by the implementation of precision teaching and specific solution strategies. Students (51) were actively involved in their own learning and decision making through the continuous monitoring system of precision teaching. Reading techniques called RAP (an acronym that stands for the commands: "Read paragraph"; "Ask youself the main idea and two supporting details"; and "Put in your own words") and the Neurological Impress Method (NIM) were implemented to provide relevant learning experiences relating to locating the main idea and finding details in reading comprehension. The results indicated increased levels of achievement by students when beginning and ending scores were compared. It was concluded that the use of precision teaching combined with RAP and NIM reading techniques can provide a vehicle to facilitate reading comprehension. (Two tables of data are included and 12 references are attached. Appendixes include: Sample Profile Sheet, Sample Task Sheet, Sample Probe, Sample Logarithmic Chart, Story Map, Response Maze, Academic Profile Chart, and Sample Formal Report.) (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Main Idea; Neurological Impress Method; Paraphrase; Story Maps
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.