ERIC Number: ED266421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Correcting Students' Wrong Responses. Technical Report No. 354.
Meyer, Linda A.
Following a review of empirical research on teacher feedback to students' wrong responses, this paper describes a paradigm for use with direct instruction materials, applying the feedback model to comprehension tasks from traditional reading and science textbooks. The next section details a classification system for wrong responses grouped into four classes: lack of information, motor, confused, and rule application. The third section discusses five correction strategies--modeling, leading, testing, retesting, and mastery units--and provides guidelines for using them, while the fourth section presents scripted examples of each type of correction. The paper concludes with a review of the paradigm, a discussion of techniques, a discussion of teachers' opportunities to use the paradigm, the paradigm's limitations, and the criticism that direct instruction is mechanistic. Appended is a figure showing the direct instruction feedback paradigm. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.