ERIC Number: ED311667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
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Six Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension to Learning Disabled Students.
Manzone, Christine A.
The paper describes six skills that can be used to improve the reading comprehension of learning disabled students. The skills can be utilized in a reading program or with reading in a content area. Examples from particular models of instruction are provided as well as a rationale for each. The skills may be used either individually, as a cooperative learning experience with a partner, or one on one with a teacher or tutor. Strategies are: (1) The K-W-L strategy (identifying prior knowledge and desired learning prior to reading and obtained learning after reading); (2) Semantic mapping (visual relating of themes, concepts and facts); (3) Paired repeated reading (the fluency in decoding gained by repetition allows concentration on comprehension); (4) Rapid decoding with flashcards; (5) Modified neurological impress method (teacher and student read rapidly in unison after standard pre-reading activities and before standard skill development and enrichment activities); and (6) visual imagery and verbal mediation (the student deliberately creates a mental picture of his reading and asks himself content questions). (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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