ERIC Number: EJ1082657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Student Thinking Processes While Constructing Graphic Representations of Textbook Content: What Insights Do Think-Alouds Provide?
Scott, D. Beth; Dreher, Mariam Jean
Reading Psychology, v37 n2 p286-317 2016
This study examined the thinking processes students engage in while constructing graphic representations of textbook content. Twenty-eight students who either used graphic representations in a routine manner during social studies instruction or learned to construct graphic representations based on the rhetorical patterns used to organize textbook content produced think-aloud responses while constructing graphic representations. Responses indicated that both groups of students needed to restate text while writing, but knowledge of rhetorical patterns appeared to facilitate students' ability to discriminate between main ideas and details, understand relationships between ideas, and, generally, engage the text more deeply. Implications for instruction are discussed.
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Protocol Analysis, Correlation, Textbook Content, Graphic Arts, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Ability, Text Structure, Units of Study, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Intervention, Writing (Composition), Illustrations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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