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ERIC Number: EJ914399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension
Akhondi, Masoumeh; Malayeri, Faramarz Aziz; Samad, Arshad Abd
Reading Teacher, v64 n5 p368-372 Feb 2011
Expository text offers particular challenges to the reader because of the abstract and unfamiliar concepts that it presents. In order to solve these problems in reading classes, students should be taught the hierarchical structure of the expository text and the interrelationships among ideas. This is what experts in this field refer to as text structure. Reading researchers have argued that knowledge of text organization, or structure, is an important factor for text comprehension. In this article, we review techniques and procedures in how to teach text structure in reading classes in order to facilitate comprehension of the expository texts. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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