ERIC Number: ED159663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Prose Comprehension Skills. Technical Report No. 102.
Baker, Linda; Stein, Nancy
Experimental investigations of children's prose comprehension with special emphasis on the development of skills necessary for reading comprehension are examined in this paper. The research is discussed under four major headings which correspond to specific comprehension skills: identifying main ideas, understanding logical structure, making inferences, and using higher order knowledge structures (the story schema). A preliminary section deals with some of the measurement problems inherent in comprehension research. The paper concludes with a consideration of the research implications for reading comprehension instruction. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.