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ERIC Number: ED316846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Teaching Reading Comprehension: A Video and Print Inservice Education Series.
This profile describes "Teaching Reading Comprehension," a series of 14 30-minute video programs designed to expand K-8 reading teachers' understanding of the new view of reading as a constructive process and strategic behavior. Each video features at least one nationally recognized reading researcher and educator presenting the findings of his or her own research. The theoretical presentations are followed by at least two classroom examples of each new approach. Among the 14 titles listed in the profile are: (1) "The Current View of Reading Comprehension"; (2) "The Reading Writing Relationship"; (3) "Word Meaning"; (4) "Questioning"; (5) "Story Mapping"; (6) "Developing Active Constructive Readers within the Basal Reader Structure"; and (7) "Becoming Strategic Readers, Strategic Teachers." The profile suggests that reading specialists can make the video programs and recommended readings available; plan and organize other activities to be conducted with teachers before and after viewing each video program; model the practices presented in the video; and coach teachers on the use of the instructional practices. The profile also argues that viewing the video programs seems to be insufficient for teachers to become "strategic teachers" and that using the new practices in an actual classroom is essential for learning to occur. Additionally, the profile suggests that learning one new strategy every other month may be the most many teachers (and students) can manage. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Teachers, Reading Writing Relationship, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Order No. CST-705, $4.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Note: One in a Series of Reports on Classroom and School Technologies.