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ERIC Number: ED360816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Summarization, Notetaking, and Mapping Techniques: Lessons for L2 Reading Instruction.
Kamhi-Stein, Lia
A review of literature on learning strategy instruction in first and second languages focuses on the strategies of summarization, notetaking, and cognitive mapping techniques aimed at improving students' reading comprehension skills. The literature suggests that summarization is a technique that can be taught, and because it appears to be developmental, it will be most effective with older students. In addition, it could contribute to comprehension of both content and text organization in the second language. Training in notetaking has also been shown to have positive results, but to be effective, it must include sufficient modeling and practice. It may also be especially helpful for second-language students in content-area instruction. Mapping was found to be an excellent technique for classroom instruction, consistently improving reading comprehension. It is noted that individual differences in thinking and learning should be taken into account when presenting this technique. Contextualized instruction, extensive practice, and feedback are seen as essential elements for instructional effectiveness. Contains 28 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A