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Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. – 1992
This document offers materials for a 16-hour course on reading and writing tasks performed by front-line hospital supervisors who have a high school education. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners. The document begins with an explanation of the project, a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills
Pennock, Clifford, Ed. – 1979
Focusing on reading comprehension instruction at the word, sentence, paragraph, and larger unit levels, the articles in this volume were drawn from a variety of sources. The three articles in the first section deal with theoretical bases and conceptual concerns. Specific topics covered include the argument for a discourse analysis model, the…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Content Area Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Discourse Analysis
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Hayes, David – Social Studies, 1988
Describes how social studies teachers can help students interact with textbooks to promote better comprehension and retention of information. Suggests methods for linking existing knowledge to concepts in the text, for organizing information to encourage retention, and for making the expository style of texts more accessible. (LS)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Cluster Grouping, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
Thompson, Sara – 2000
This booklet provides a sampling of strategies that will help students with content literacy. It is based on the idea that reading is about understanding such that the words are transformed into meaningful thoughts within the reader's cognitive frame of reference. The booklet contains various learning theories, and the strategies suggested…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Literacy
Graham, Kenneth G.; Robinson, H. Alan – 1984
Intended for elementary and secondary school teachers, this handbook provides practical instruction for the development of students' study strategies. Each of the four chapters begins with a study guide and closes with a reaction guide, thus illustrating for the reader an excellent study strategy that teachers may use with text materials in their…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
Clewell, Suzanne; Haidemenos, Julie – 1982
A review of schema theory and memory research shows how the organization of text can affect comprehension and how three reading strategies can aid in improving student understanding of content area materials. The three strategies that help students remember information from the author's point of view are webbing, pyramiding, and think sheets. They…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Organization
Duchastel, Philippe C. – 1981
The testing effect is a phenomenon that may be described as follows: following the reading of a prose passage, a group of students who are given a posttest on the passage immediately or shortly afterward will later recall more of the passage on a retention test than will a similar group of students who are not given the posttest. Testing as a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes
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Mudkiff, Bostick; Cramer, Mary McCart – Arithmetic Teacher, 1993
Proposes the use of children's literature as a method to connect language and mathematics. Presents examples of children's books by mathematical topic and methods by which they can be employed in mathematics instruction. (31 references) (MDH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Computation, Elementary Education, Language Skills
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Blohm, Paul J. – Reading Psychology, 1986
Investigates the effects of structural cueing (color or no color) and decision level (rote or semantic) on students' verbatim retention of technical prose and concludes that the results support the distinctiveness of encoding hypothesis for learning via the microcomputer. (DF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Prompting