ERIC Number: ED446047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-24
Deeper than Blueberries: A Reciprocal Teaching Method Approach to Narrative Text in an Electronically Supported Learning Environment.
Pisha, Bart; Brady, Mary
This paper describes a five-phase, 20-week, computer supported reading comprehension instruction process, which begins with access to powerful supports and direct teacher-mediated instruction. The process involves five phases: (1) fully supported reading and strategy instruction; (2) strategy practice in a fully supported reading environment with teacher review of generated comprehension strategy questions; (3) independent strategy practice in a partially supported environment with teacher review of generated comprehension strategy questions; (4) strategy practice in a partially supported environment with peer review of generated comprehension strategy questions; and (5) generalization to a paper-based text in a partially supported environment with teacher and group review of generated comprehension strategy questions. Several elements are common to all phases: all instruction occurs within the context of a resource room or separate classroom for students with learning disabilities; each phase is approximately 4 weeks duration, with at least 10 hours of instructional time; during each phase, new text is used; and students working in pairs take turns using the speech-to-text capability to dictate their responses during alternating instructional sessions. Project development, implementation, and evaluation are described. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000). Produced by CAST, Inc.