ERIC Number: ED247532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension in the Reading Program.
Aaron, Ira E.
Intended for elementary school reading teachers, this booklet offers insight into the nature of comprehension and suggestions for enhancing children's comprehension skills. The first chapter discusses trends in comprehension research, and several specific points about the nature of comprehension and how it can best be taught. The second chapter contains clusters of comprehension skills and suggestions for instruction as follows: (1) interpreting the rules of written English; (2) enlarging meaning vocabulary; (3) reading for main ideas and details; (4) drawing conclusions, predicting outcomes, implying character traits and feelings, drawing generalizations, and drawing conclusions; (5) understanding relations; (6) interpreting figurative and special language; (7) recognizing literary types and devices; and (8) interpreting critically. The third chapter contains a rating scale for teaching responsibilities in comprehension instruction. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.