ERIC Number: ED158279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
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Reading Comprehension: The Questions We Ask. SCOLA SURVEY 8.
Scottish Central Committee on Primary Education.
The purpose of this publication is to point out that reading comprehension questions frequently assess only literal comprehension, and to suggest kinds of questions that involve broader levels of comprehension. The publication first presents two reading passages; for each one it lists sample questions that involve only literal comprehension and suggests questions that go beyond literal recall of facts and that require pupils to make deductions and inferences, to speculate about the situation presented in the passage, and to enter imaginatively into it. It then presents two passages without questions and invites readers to create a set of questions for each one. Finally, the publication offers suggestions for categorizing comprehension questions according to the involvement of pupils in literal recall, deduction, speculation, imaginative participation, and evaluation; and it lists a few discussion points for school staffs. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Scottish Central Committee on Primary Education.