ERIC Number: ED409531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Reading/Writing Comprehension Strategies.
Mowey, Sue, Ed.; Conahan, Pat, Ed.
Reading for meaning is the primary objective of reading instruction. Therefore, it is imperative that teachers focus on effective ways to instruct comprehension strategies. Concurrently, holistic assessment that is authentic, varied, reflective and ongoing is also a critical objective of reading instruction. These two objectives can be met when instruction and assessment occur in concert. The result of such a "marriage" is assessment that guides instruction. This guide presents examples of comprehension strategies that reflect such a philosophy and can be used before, during, and after reading experiences. The booklet notes that direct instruction and modeling of the strategies is crucial. After a chart of comprehension strategies, a portfolio strategies/assessment checklist, and an assessment chart, the booklet presents sections on Before, During, and After; Book Introductions; CLOZE Procedure; Five Finger Approach; KWL KTL Strategy; Question Matrix; Reading Conference Record; Reciprocal Teaching; Reflective Sharing; Retelling; Running Records; Self Reflective Tools; Shared Reading Approach; Teaching for Fluency; Think Aloud/Think Along; Vocabulary Sort; Writing to Learn Journals; and "Yes/No/Why? It Reminds Me of...." (Contains 48 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Instructional Support System of Pennsylvania, East Petersburg.