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ERIC Number: ED262377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Problem-Solving Model for Teaching Reading Proficiency.
Stasz, Bird B.; And Others
Forum for Reading, v16 n2 p56-60 Spr-Sum 1985
Reading courses at the college level strive to improve advanced reading proficiency as well as basic reading skills. The use of a problem-solving model is one way to provide students with an organized approach to comprehending, investigating, and resolving problem statements. The problem-solving model begins with a problem statement provided by the instructor that involves a topic--preferably controversial--and that can arouse student interest. The next phase of the model is "personalization," during which students explore what they already know about the topic and how they feel about it. In the next step, the design phase of the model, students determine what additional information is needed and then develop a specific research plan to obtain that information through consideration of key concepts and key questions. In the "read" phase of the model, students engage in meaningful and purposeful reading to gather information and fit it into their research design. The final phase of the model is evaluation, which requires students to practice the art of critical analysis as they manage and manipulate their data and information to reach a final solution to the problem statement. Through this process students' self-confidence grows and interest in achievement develops. As a result, reading and critical thinking proficiencies are practiced and enhanced. (HOD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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