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ERIC Number: EJ984587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Naturally-Occurring Comprehension Strategies Instruction in 9th-Grade Language Arts Classrooms
Anmarkrud, Oistein; Braten, Ivar
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v56 n6 p591-623 2012
In this descriptive classroom study, we used video-based observations supplemented with teacher interviews to provide precise information about the instruction of comprehension strategies that naturally occurred in 4 Norwegian lower-secondary language arts classrooms while students worked with expository texts. The results showed that the teachers varied vastly with respect to the amount of comprehension strategies instruction, that the repertoire of strategies that was taught was quite narrow, that the instruction was mainly implicit and carried out with the whole class, and that the teachers lacked professional knowledge about reading comprehension and reading comprehension instruction. We discuss our methodology and findings in relation to previous descriptive work on comprehension strategies instruction. (Contains 2 figures and 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway