ERIC Number: ED365132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Students "DO" Process: Bilingual Students' Interactions in a Small Cooperative Reading Group.
Prado-Olmos, Patricia L.; And Others
The paper describes and examines the interaction of a group of Spanish readers engaged in a reading comprehension activity, specifically, the interaction as they put to paper an answer to a reading comprehension question. The study is a satellite study affiliated with an ongoing project examining the use of cooperative learning in elementary bilingual classrooms. The ongoing project is exploring the implementation of an elementary reading program called Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition with Bilingual Students. As part of this larger study, cooperative reading activities were systematically videotaped. For the purpose of this paper, a 6-minute segment with four spanish-speaking third grade students was identified, transcribed, and analyzed in order to explore the questions outlined. The questions guiding this research include the following: How do language minority students, working in a cooperative learning group, "do" answering reading comprehension questions?; What conversational work do students engage in when answering reading comprehension questions?; What resources are employed in responding to reading comprehension questions?; and What happens when a student's response is tagged as incorrect by other members of the group? A summary of the story read is given along with the transcription and analysis of the interactions. (Author/AB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).