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ERIC Number: EJ1119715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-3369
Instructional Tendencies in the Teaching of Reading Comprehension: A Portrait of Practice in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Database
Davis, Dennis S.; Bippert, Kelli; Villarreal, Lorena
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, v64 n1 p285-306 Nov 2015
Using videos from 63 teachers in grades 4-8 who were part of the Measures of Effective Teaching study, we identified five tendencies in the teaching of reading comprehension that can inform future work on the design and implementation of reading instruction. The five tendencies are: (1) Instruction is generally text-centric, but dominated by instructional vignettes; (2) Text talk is common, but is dominated by teacher-facilitated questioning; (3) Instruction is intentional and explicit, but at a cost; (4) Instruction is strategy-centric, but not necessarily strategic; and (5) Knowledge-building is underemphasized during classroom textual interactions. This study addresses the need for more current understanding of the state of instructional practices in reading comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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