ERIC Number: ED189542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-17
Reference Count: 0
Parents, Children, and Teachers Questioning for Improved Reading.
Hyman, Ronald T.
Suggestions are presented in this paper to help teachers improve their questioning about students' reading as one way to improve the teaching and learning of reading. The paper first outlines three areas in the teaching of reading--the symbol, comprehension, and pleasure areas--and notes that teacher questions should aim at development in all three areas. It then presents data suggesting that the preponderance of comprehension questions teachers ask are literal and factual, notes that only a small number of other types of questions are asked, and points to the need for expansion of the types of questions used. Finally, the paper discusses three interrelated areas that can be used in improving comprehension questions: visual mapping, which guides students through concrete series of steps to perform specific comprehension processes; questioning strategies, which provide teachers with a framework within which to determine the questions they will ask; and tactics for asking questions. To illustrate the discussions, the paper presents three sample visual maps, two questioning strategies (one for analysis of a document and one for discussion of fiction), and 13 tactical guidelines. (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Reading/Language Arts Conference (Lawrenceville, NJ, May 17, 1980).