ERIC Number: ED123605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Verbal and Nonverbal Assessment of Comprehension.
Melnik, Amelia; Larson, Martha L.
Unfortunately, the current popularity of questioning strategies has led to their widespread excessive and/or exclusive employment in evaluating reading comprehension. An approach in reading instruction which utilizes both verbal and nonverbal communication for assessing comprehension contains several unique features that provide for the integration of all levels and skills of comprehension, the fusion of affect and cognition, the appeal to shy or language deficient children, and the active participation of students rather than passive acceptance. A number of activities which use two types of nonverbal assessment--pictures and pantomime--demonstrate the efficacy of a nonverbal approach to assessing reading comprehension. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)