ERIC Number: ED480264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Comprehension Instruction in Grades 4-8.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Researchers have found that readers they described as "strategic" had a purpose for reading, that they monitored their comprehension as they read, and they reflected on their reading. Although most readers have grasped fundamental reading processes by age 12, they still do not have well-articulated concepts about effective strategies to enhance comprehension. This guide for teachers on reading comprehension instruction in grades 4-8 is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Strategic Reading (Strategy Instruction; Strategy Instruction and Individual Differences; Tips for Teachers on Instruction in Strategic Reading); Vocabulary (Vocabulary Instruction and Individual Differences; Tips for Teachers on Vocabulary Instruction); Metacognition (Metacognition Instruction and Individual Differences; Tips for Teachers on Teaching Metacognition); and Conclusion. Appended are: Fishbone Chart; Rate Your Words; Modeling a Think-Aloud. (Contains 36 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Intermediate Grades, Metacognition, Middle Schools, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies, Text Structure, Vocabulary Development
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Editorial Offices: NCREL, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., #200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/litweb/comp48/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.