ERIC Number: EJ542928
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Pragmatic Issues Related to Reading Comprehension Questions: A Case Study from a Latino Bilingual Classroom.
Issues in Applied Linguistics, v7 n2 p209-24 Dec 1996
Addresses challenges faced by bilingual children transitioning to literacy in English when answering reading comprehension questions requiring interpretation and synthesis of information related to fictitious characters' thoughts. Notes that understanding a character's perspective may depend on inference, rather than on lexical content within a text. (17 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Context Clues, Critical Reading, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Grade 4, Hispanic Americans, Intermediate Grades, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Story Reading, Student Reaction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Applied Linguistics and Education.