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ERIC Number: EJ817118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
The Comprehension Matrix: A Tool for Designing Comprehension Instruction
Gill, Sharon Ruth
Reading Teacher, v62 n2 p106-113 Oct 2008
Recent reading research has shown teachers how to help students comprehend and has identified strategies that good comprehenders use. At the same time, however, researchers report that few if any of these techniques are used in classrooms. Reading teachers and content area teachers alike need to be able to design lessons that help students comprehend (i.e., learn from) specific texts and need to develop comprehension strategies that readers can use on many different types of texts. The Comprehension Matrix provides teachers with a way of dealing with the overwhelming amount of information available on the teaching of comprehension by helping them organize activities into prereading, during reading, and postreading categories. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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