ERIC Number: ED241592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Developmental Aspects of Training Students to Use Information-Locating Strategies for Responding to Questions. Research Series No. 137.
Raphael, Taffy E.
This technical report describes a series of three studies designed to instruct students in the relationship between texts, comprehension questions, and two sources of answer information--the text to which a given question refers and their own background knowledge. The focus of the technical report is on individual differences in the amount and type of instruction most beneficial to students from fourth through eighth grade. The studies demonstrated that for the younger students, a longer (i.e., 6-8 week) instructional program was necessary, with gradually decreasing amounts of instructional time required as the students' age level increased. The studies also represent a continuum in instructional research that begins with a training study conducted in classrooms by a university researcher, and moves to instructional studies implemented by classroom teachers in their own classrooms. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Education, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Intentional Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests, Textbook Content
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Note: Paper combines data presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 1983) and the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Detroit, Michigan, April 1983).