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- Test Yourself! // Scholastic News -- Edition 3;10/20/2003, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p4
Presents a reading comprehension activity about Antarctica.
- Family matters. // Current Health 1;Feb96, Vol. 19 Issue 6, following p31
Presents a reading comprehension activity for children regarding the fun of family gatherings.
- Do students read better today? Fry, Edward // Reading Today;Dec93/Jan94, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p33
Opinion. Comments on the reading skills of American students using the book `What Reading Teachers Should Know about Reading Proficiency in the U.S.,' by Michael W. Kibby. Sources of research data; Performance of black and Hispanic compared to Anglo American students; Corrective measures.
- Stretch your students' reading vocabulary. Robb, Laura // Instructor-Intermediate;May/Jun97, Vol. 106 Issue 8, p34
Suggests ways in which teachers can improve their students' reading vocabulary. Information on the process known as word mapping; How to make big words simple.
- A citizen's remonstrance. Hynes, William A. // Phi Delta Kappan;Mar94, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p559
Discusses the performance of students reading test-type activities on reading tests than those students who read for information or pleasure. Testing experiences of the author; Definition of standardized test; Tips on standardized tests; Importance of practice in taking similar tests.
- Decoding not enough. Tice, Terrence N. // Education Digest;Apr94, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p53
Comments on the article `Reading But Not Understanding,' in the October 1993 issue of `Journal of Reading.' The study by Susan Dymock; Findings about decoders.
- PLAN: A study-reading strategy for informational text. Caverly, David C.; Mandeville, Thomas F. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Nov95, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p190
Presents a research-based approach which could help students from the middle school through the college level develop an active role in comprehension. PLAN which means predict, locate, add and note; Teaching PLAN to college students; Middle school students; Adaptable approach. INSET: A summary...
- Using story frames to develop reading comprehension. Oja, Leslie Anne // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Oct96, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p128
Focuses on the use of story frame as a reading comprehension strategy. Number of methods for looking at a story's structure; Encouraging students to rethink some aspect of the story.
- Using idea mapping to aid comprehension of hearing-impaired students. Wood, Jacalyn K.; Petz, Susan L. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;May97, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p644
Explains how idea mapping can help disabled and nondisabled students comprehend expository text. Readers' awareness of text structures; Unique reading problem faced by hearing-impaired students; Action research project conducted by high school teacher Sue Petz; Transfer of students'...
- The effects of choice in reading assessment. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Apr98, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p600
Highlights the results of the study to examine the feasibility and measurement impact of offering students a choice of reading material on a large-scale standardized assessment of reading comprehension. Racial variation in the story selection patterns; Lack of difference between students...