ERIC Number: EJ1098054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Comprehension Instruction for Elementary Learners: A Content Analysis of Professional Literacy Texts
Garcia, Margie; Sampson, Mary Beth; Linek, Wayne M.
Reading Horizons, v53 n1 Article 10 p49-72 Spr 2014
This study examined how reading comprehension was addressed in literacy texts used with preservice teachers at five universities in the southwestern United States. Universities were selected based on the highest number of graduates receiving their initial Early Childhood through 4th grade (EC-4) teaching certificates. An introductory Reading course was selected from each university. A total of 11 required textbooks were examined for definitions of reading comprehension, the presence of reading instructional incidents (RIIs), and reading comprehension instructional incidents (RCIIs). Overall, more RIIs (reading instruction) than RCIIs (reading instruction related to comprehension) were found.
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Curriculum, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Introductory Courses, Reading Instruction, Incidence, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Course Content, Textbook Evaluation, Definitions, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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