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ERIC Number: EJ914395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Focused Feedback for Inference in Expository Text
Thornley, Christina; Selbie, Joanne; McDonald, Trevor
Reading Teacher, v64 n5 p358-362 Feb 2011
This Teaching Tips article describes a classroom-based research project conducted between a teacher and a researcher. The topic arose from the teacher's concern about the inaccuracies and misconceptions exhibited by many of her third-grade students as they fluently decoded unfamiliar expository texts. The teacher researched her practice and the students' learning as she implemented an approach called "focused feedback," to support their acquisition of retelling, with evidence and inference as comprehension strategies. The article describes how the research project informed the teaching. It explains the use of observations, research literature, a student survey, and a teacher designed assessment task to build the teacher's knowledge and to refine her instruction. It illustrates how the students' abilities to identify literal information from which they then made inferences could increase their knowledge of an unfamiliar topic. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A