The Comprehension Matrix: A Tool for Designing Comprehension Instruction

Gill, Sharon Ruth
October 2008
Reading Teacher;Oct2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p106
Academic Journal
The article presents a teaching method for organizing classroom activities into pre-reading, reading, and post-reading. The article suggests factors that affect student comprehension including the reader, the text, and the situation. An overview of reading comprehension theories is presented including transactional theory and constructivist theory. The article suggests that teachers' knowledge about the students and comprehension instruction is of paramount importance. Other topics include visualization and predicting, pattern guides, background information, and making connections in text.


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