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ERIC Number: EJ998630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
Getting Students to Read: Anticipation Guides as Tools to Encourage Engagement with Academic Texts
Kaback, Suzanne
AILACTE Journal, v9 p19-33 Fall 2012
Supporting the reading development of college students is the responsibility of all professors. As experts in the field, with experience navigating and interpreting readings in a particular discipline, professors are obligated to think of themselves as master artisans apprenticing their students to the craft of reading. Texts in all subject areas have discipline-specific demands that must be identified, and then taught, as essential building blocks for mastery of a topic's content (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2008). This article explores the role of purpose in guiding readers' comprehension. Specifically, it explains how creating anticipation guides encourages purposeful reading and more intentional teaching. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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