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ERIC Number: ED065830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 6
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Evaluating the Teaching of Higher Level Comprehension Skills.
Smith, Richard J.
One aspect of a balanced reading program is thinking activities that involve analytic, creative, critical and other higher level behaviors relative to reading selections. The following questions discussed in the paper are meant to be helpful as guidelines for principals in purchasing materials, supervising teachers, and evaluating the effects of the reading program in regards to thinking. (1) Is the content of the reading material well written and relevant to the student? (2) Are teachers asking questions that require higher level thinking? (3) Are teachers providing the thinking time necessary for answering questions above the cognitive level of memory? (4) What kinds of activities are teachers involving students in relative to their reading? (5) Are teachers providing the experiential background necessary for gaining a full understanding of reading selections? (6) Are teachers giving pre-reading instruction that directs students to employ higher level comprehension skills? (7) Are teachers "readers"? (8) Are students reading self-selected materials? (9) Are students reading to satisfy their recreational and informational needs? (Author/WR)
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Note: Speech given at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)