ERIC Number: EJ373525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Identifying Main Ideas: A Basic Aspect of Reading Comprehension.
Williams, Joanna P.
Topics in Language Disorders, v8 n3 p1-13 Jun 1988
Identifying the main points of a communication is fundamental to successful reading comprehension. Discussed are difficulties in defining main idea, text structure variables in determining important information, textual hierarchy and the theory of macrostructure, text features signalling important information, summary writing, learning-disabled readers' insensitivity to text importance, and instructional methods. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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