ERIC Number: ED355470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-9
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Establishing the Logical Validity of Instructional Activities for Teaching Reading Evaluatively.
Dagostino, Lorraine; Carifio, James M.
A study established the logical validity of instructional activities for teaching reading evaluatively. These activities operationalized a theory of literacy and a model of reading comprehension developed by L. Dagostino and J. Carifio that specify 20 general characteristics of literate students who read evaluatively. Nineteen secondary classroom teachers were randomly assigned three characteristics for which they were to construct two instructional activities each. The 114 activities constructed were then randomly assigned to the 19 teachers to assess the degree to which the activities logically reflected the characteristic for which they were constructed. In terms of the instructional activities, all 3 judges agreed that 66 (58%) of the activities reflected the characteristics and 2 of the 3 judges agreed that 108 (95%) of the activities reflected the characteristics. These results supported the view that these 20 characteristics can be translated into valid instructional activities by experienced classroom teachers. (Three tables of data are included.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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