ERIC Number: EJ1066167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Enhancing Reading Comprehension of Struggling Comprehenders through Computer Based Instruction
Chandrakanthi, S.; Ananthasayanam, R.; Rav, R.
Journal on School Educational Technology, v2 n3 p27-32 Dec 2006-Feb 2007
In the computer age, challenges have gained a new quality, and teachers, especially with their pedagogic responsibilities, have gained a new role to play. To familiarize themselves with the new technology and to become aware of its value in language education, the potentials of this new technology can be utilized to enhance the basic language skills. Reading is a complex activity that demands simultaneous application of a variety of cognitive processes. In learning to read, all students do not progress at the same rate. Hence, the reading class requires a more individualized, student-centered approach. Since computer-assisted instruction is particularly effective in presenting content which needs mastery or comprehension, and in catering to the needs of students of all levels, integration of this approach into reading curriculum can be given desired attention. This paper will focus on providing guidelines and suggestions of developing traditional and innovative activities for a self-instructional reading program that can be used in learning and testing EST reading for slow learners.
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Reading Programs, Content Area Reading, Cloze Procedure, Vocabulary Development, Language Skills
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