Caution! Hard Hat Area! Comprehension Under Construction: Cementing a Foundation of Comprehension Strategy Usage That Carries Over to Independent Practice

Marcell, Barclay; DeCleene, Joan; Juettner, Mary Rose
May 2010
Reading Teacher;May2010, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p687
Academic Journal
This article cites a reading comprehension problem that teachers deal with on a daily basis. Some students can explain their reading strategy intelligently, but have difficulty in actually applying the strategy and are unable to explain what they have been reading. The author speculates that students could be too reliant on teachers spoon-feeding comprehension strategy to them and might be teaching too many unconnected strategies. The article describes a multistrategy approach through which measurable growth can be achieved by all students


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