ERIC Number: ED176208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Communication through Reading; Proceedings of the Australian Reading Conference (4th, Brisbane, August 25-27, 1978). Volume 1. Focus on Comprehension.
Page, Glenda, Ed.; And Others
The first of a two-volume set, this monograph concentrates on a rapidly developing area of reading research, comprehension. Eleven articles cover theoretical aspects, ways of measuring comprehension, and strategies for teaching. Sense of story and its effect on comprehension and the facility to read, listen to, retell, and create stories are defined. An overview of techniques used in writing business-oriented reading materials is presented, as well as an argument for developing reading skills in all content areas. Research results of studies of comprehension techniques used in both silent and oral reading, of silent reading behavior of readers of technical prose, and of discourse processing operations of children identified as good and poor readers are presented along with a review of Australian studies on measuring reading comprehension skills. Three articles discuss cloze reading exercises for teaching and diagnostic purposes, including the assessment of the reading of retarded readers. (AEA)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Cloze Procedure, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Critical Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Development, Miscue Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Story Reading, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
Schonell Educational Research Centre, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland 4067, Australia ($4.50); International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Delaware 19711 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Reading Association, Adelaide.
Identifiers - Location: Australia