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ERIC Number: ED263524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Readers' Analysis-by-Synthesis Abilities.
McIntosh, Margaret E.
A variety of techniques for improving readers' analysis-by-synthesis abilities (rapid, efficient reading typical of highly skilled readers) are presented in this paper. The techniques discussed in the first part emphasize improving reading comprehension and include the following: (1) modifications of the cloze procedure (encouraging readers to use the words around a slot to give clues as to what word might fit into it); (2) sentence combining (having students merge two or more kernel sentences into one, more complex sentence); (3) sentence manipulation (having students unscramble sentences); (4) guided composition (allowing students to see the redundancy of written language and how it offers clues as to meaning); (5) story structure (using fairy tale structure as a basis); and (6) "advance organizers" (relating new, more difficult material to students' existing knowledge--before they begin reading). The remainder of the paper contains suggestions for improving reading speed, including using repetitive syntactic patterns and practice paragraphs. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A