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ERIC Number: ED354774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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A Reading Strategies Program for Native American Students.
Walker, Barbara J.
Four aspects of the interactive reading process, the parallel compensatory behaviors of bilingual students, and an instructional approach that reflects the needs of these students are described. Focus is on a reading strategies program for Native American students whose cultural environments vary greatly from the cultural environment of the public school and its curriculum. The interactive view of reading holds that readers interpret the author's meaning using their prior knowledge, purposes for reading, and the contextual constraints of the literacy event. The four aspects continuously interact while readers construct meaning. It is noted that bilingual students are at risk at every point in the model. An instructional program is described that was devised at the Eastern Montana College Reading Clinic for bilingual readers where teachers explained strategic reading (goal setting), modeled prediction making, coached students with strategy-based questions, and shifted assessment to the student. It is concluded that because of the years of reading failure for bilingual students, instruction needs to combine strategy training and attribution retraining in cooperative learning groups. Contains 23 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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