ERIC Number: ED347517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to Sixth Grade Students To Improve Critical Thinking.
Long, Brenda J.
A reading comprehension program was developed and implemented that addressed the needs of sixth-grade students. The program focused on critical thinking skills using a teamwork approach. Each heterogeneous small group used a checklist composed of before, during, and after reading questions and activities. At the conclusion of the 12-week intervention, students were surveyed on opinions on solving problems, and given posttests on following directions and solving math story problems. Results indicated improved levels of reading comprehension skills in the target group of 30 students. There was a significant increase in critical thinking skills and written communication skills. Greater cooperation among students was observed. Findings suggest that the Reading Strategy Checklist can be used as a cooperative learning program to increase reading comprehension, develop critical thinking skills, improve written communication skills, and enhance whole class discussions. (The Reading Strategies Checklist, a survey instrument, following directions tests, and problem solving tests are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Direction Following
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.