ERIC Number: EJ934987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
What Is Your Prediction? Teaching the Metacognitive Skill of Prediction to a Class of Sixth- and Seventh-Grade Students Who Are Deaf
Brigham, Molly; Hartman, Maria C.
American Annals of the Deaf, v155 n2 p137-143 2010
The development of the metacognitive skill of prediction in deaf students in a middle school social studies classroom was explored in an action research study (Riel, 2006). After observation of this group of learners and assessment of current skills, a unit was developed that integrated the teaching of prediction into their study of the American Revolution. It was found that these students were already using some metacognitive skills in their social studies class, but through direct instruction they were able to make more and better predictions related to the content being studied. The study demonstrates how the social studies curriculum provided an opportunity for students to learn and implement metacognitive skills that helped them to understand the cause-and-effect relationships in history and eventually to become more active readers during a reading task.
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Action Research, Deafness, Prediction, Metacognition, Social Studies, Grade 6, Grade 7, Middle School Students, United States History, Reading, Textbooks, Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Middle Schools
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