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ERIC Number: ED440372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-2
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Content Reading Comprehension and Retention Strategies.
Thompson, Sara
This booklet provides a sampling of strategies that will help students with content literacy. It is based on the idea that reading is about understanding such that the words are transformed into meaningful thoughts within the reader's cognitive frame of reference. The booklet contains various learning theories, and the strategies suggested correlate to these theories. The strategies are divided into three categories: preparation, during reading, and after reading, which correspond with 9 comprehension strategies, 22 organizational strategies, and 6 retention strategies. The booklet concludes that incorporating strategies into instruction will help increase comprehension levels and move students from passive to active learners. (Contains 37 references and 5 appendixes with extensive worksheet examples for the given strategies.) (EF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A