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ERIC Number: EJ797198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
"What Were You Thinking?": The Use of Metacognitive Strategy during Engagement with Reading Narrative and Informational Genres
McTavish, Marianne
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n2 p405-430 2008
This qualitative case study illustrates and compares the metacognitive strategies that a grade-3 female student used while reading narrative and informational texts. Data were collected from interviews, observations, and videotaping of the participant's narrative and informational text oral reading sessions and examined using thematic analysis. Findings showed that she used markedly different metacognitive strategies for each genre, resulting in comprehension difficulties while reading the informational text. This article suggests that for students to meet the challenges of informational texts, they must be taught specific metacognitive strategies while working with explicit text patterns. [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A