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ERIC Number: ED297590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Using Classification Lessons To Teach Hispanic Secondary Students Inference.
McInnes, Marguerite M.
Based on the idea that poor reading skills may be contributing to academic failure among Spanish-speaking high school students and on research suggesting that classification skills may help in reading, a set of lessons focusing on classification was developed for this group. The bilingual lessons use various classification tasks to teach students how to infer the main idea in paragraphs in English. The lessons are designed to follow a Piagetian developmental pattern beginning with concrete classification and moving to pictorial, abstract, and symbolic classification experience. When used with one group of students, the technique appears to have been successful in teaching both the logic of classification and a method for inferring the main idea. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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