ERIC Number: ED239221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Learning from Text: Explanation and Strategies. Proceedings of the Preconvention Institute on Learning from Text at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (28th, Anaheim, California, May 26, 1983).
Singer, Harry, Ed.; Bean, Tom, Ed.
Intended for elementary and secondary school teachers, supervisors, curriculum specialists, and researchers, this report presents the proceedings of an institute on the Learning from Text Project sponsored by the University of California and the California State University systems. After an introduction by institute chairperson Deborah Hancock, the report presents the proceedings of seven sessions covering the following topics: (1) a classroom model of learning from text, (2) the relationship of language and knowledge, (3) metadiscourse in texts, (4) the use of the Learning from Text Project in a grade 10 history class, (5) the content of history texts, (6) the hierarchical organization of linear text and its effect on reading comprehension, and (7) the nature and use of graphic organizers. The report then presents a summary of the institute, a conclusion discussing high school teachers' attitudes toward the term "learning from text," and an appendix listing institute participants. (MM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Graphic Organizers, Heuristics, History Instruction, History Textbooks, Language Skills, Learning Strategies, Models, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Learning from Text Project, Riverside, CA.