ERIC Number: ED142944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Improving Comprehension? That's A Good Question.
Smith, Charlotte T.
This paper presents (1) data indicating the need to increase the percentage of higher cognitive questions in the instructional program, based upon research showing that questioning strategies are instrumental in improving comprehension; (2) data indicating that questions currently included in instructional programs are predominantly of the lower cognitive level; (3) sources of information for constructing higher cognitive questions and questioning strategies and for evaluating answers to comprehension questions in reading, listening, and the content areas; and (4) suggestions about how comprehension can be improved by creating or revising educational materials to include higher cognitive questions for all grades and in all curricular areas. (Author/AA)
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 World Congress on Reading (6th, Singapore, August 17-19, 1976)