At-Risk Second Graders Can Improve Their Comprehension of Compare/Contrast Text

Williams, Joanna P.
January 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p58
Academic Journal
Discusses ways by which at-risk second graders can improve their comprehension to compare and contrast text. Lack of sensitivity of students to text structure; Explicit cues that guide readers in understanding text structure; Description of an instructional program to improve second graders' comprehension of expository text; Structured and explicit instructional model for improving text comprehension.


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