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ERIC Number: ED424567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-8
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Means of Improving Reading Comprehension.
Bondanza, Amy; Kelly, Katie; Treewater, Adam
Reading comprehension is an important skill that every student needs in order to be successful. It is directly influenced by how readers construct a representation of the information that they are taking in. Overwhelmingly, the processing strategies found in research can appropriately fit into the Into, Through, Beyond strategies used in the Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) approach. The Into Phase introduces the material to the reader, or group of readers, by creating curiosity for the students to relate to the topic. The purpose of this phase is to explore the subject's content prior to reading in order to expand comprehension of the written text during reading. The "Through" Phase enhances comprehension through several different strategies. One such technique involves a process known as "chunking," the procedure of breaking up reading material into manageable sections. The "Beyond" Phase, by simple definition, are activities which require the student readers to respond to and reflect upon what they have read or what the teacher has read to them. These activities help to improve students' memory for detail as well as their ability to make logical inferences. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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