ERIC Number: ED264538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Research on Reading: But What Can I Do on Monday? Occasional Paper No. 89.
Raphael, Taffy E.
Focusing on research and its implications for classroom practice, this paper describes how students' comprehension of text can be enhanced by using a variety of easily available materials. The first section considers what successful reading involves in terms of the active nature of learning in general, the characteristics of skilled readers, and general principles for developing skilled readers. The second section presents research underlying specific techniques for instruction and describes these techniques, which are related to increasing the students' participation in some of the traditional areas of reading instruction (such as vocabulary development, prereading discussions, and guided reading). The third section examines some aspects of the social context in which reading occurs and the implications of current research for the role of the teacher, for grouping practices, and for the classroom setting in general. References and annotated lists of additional readings in this field are included. (Author/EL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.