ERIC Number: ED201990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
What's in a Story: An Approach to Comprehension and Instruction. Technical Report No. 200.
Stein, Nancy L.; Trabasso, Tom
In providing an integration of current research in story comprehension, this paper first offers a selective overview and summary of the current approaches to story comprehension, specifically schema theory, and highlights the central concepts arising from several different perspectives on story comprehension. The paper next reviews the empirical research to illustrate how recent advances in theory have added to the knowledge of the comprehension skills of children, especially those in the primary grades. The paper then discusses some of the main conclusions and issues in the area in terms of theoretical and empirical advances and applications to school settings. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.