ERIC Number: ED157045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Twelve Practical Questions on Skills Instruction.
Eberwein, Lowell D.
Teacher confusion about what reading skills to teach and how to teach them can be decreased by the use of a problem solving, questioning model for instructional decision making. The following 12 qeustions can be used as a procedure for structuring teacher observation of student performance on a daily basis. Is the skill essential to the student's progress in reading? Is the student's performance on specific skills below an acceptable level of mastery? Does the student avoid using the skill in a variety of reading situations? Does the skill include important subskills that are essential to mastery of the general skill? Is there enough challenge in the activity to facilitate learning, yet enough success to keep the student motivated? Does the activity format elicit maximum student performance? Are the directions clear enough for the student to easily determine what to do? Does the reading activity assist the student to apply the skill in a variety of reading situations? Does the learning climate facilitate maximum student performance? Does the student need additional incentives to achieve maximum performance? Is the student's performance at an acceptable level of mastery? And, does the student use the skill in a variety of reading situations and in passage reading? (DF)
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 (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)