ERIC Number: ED378536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Underlining (or Highlighting): Cuing the Computer Brain. AVKO "Great Idea" Reprint Series No. 628.
Letting students as they read underline or highlight words they do not know allows teachers to find out the words their students do not know. This procedure also leaves a record of all the once unknown words for students to re-read later. It is an added advantage for teachers that it allows them to see how far into a book students have read, and whether the book is either too easy or too hard. The real reason for having students underline or highlight words is to help them discover that they can learn words by themselves if they alert their "computer" brains that there is something that needs to be learned. Underlining or highlighting cues the computer brain that the word is a problem for the brain to solve. Underlining or highlighting is an active process that can help make reading an active rather than a passive process. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Readability, Reading Material Selection, Reading Strategies, Study Skills, Vocabulary Development, Word Recognition
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($1; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.