ERIC Number: ED453517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehension Instruction. 2000 Edition. Texas Reading Initiative.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
It is no exaggeration to say that how well students develop the ability to comprehend what they read has a profound effect on their entire lives. A major goal of reading comprehension instruction, therefore, is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences they must have if they are to become competent and enthusiastic readers. Over the past few decades research has revealed much about how readers get meaning from what they read and about the kinds of instructional activities and procedures that are most successful in helping students become good readers. The first part of this booklet looks at some of the important ideas about reading, comprehension, and comprehension instruction that have emerged from this research. The second part of the booklet describes what comprehension instruction based on this research can look like, and the third part provides specific research-based instructional activities and procedures that can be used as part of comprehension instruction. (Includes 43 notes; contains 33 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.