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ERIC Number: ED140224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Strategies for Developing Comprehension Abilities.
Durr, William K.
This study discusses six specific strategies that teachers can use to improve elementary students' reading comprehension. First, teach the students to use context clues as one vital part of the decoding process, in order to improve comprehension. Second, increase students' depth of comprehension by triggering discussion of materials they have read with questions which call for them to make inferences from--and evaluations of--that material. Third, provide planned exercises in listening over a sustained period of time. Fourth, provide cloze exercises and discuss with students who are low achievers the logic behind the choices of words that were made to fill in the blanks. Fifth, have students make mental images as they read. Sixth, provide planned instructional activities which help students understand connectives and how they influence meaning. (MB)
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 (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)