Many American students struggle to perform even basic comprehension of text, such as locating information, determining the main idea, or supporting details of a story. Even more students are inadequately prepared to complete more complex tasks, such as critically or analytically interpreting information in text or making reasoned decisions from reading. Although many reasons undergird students’ comprehension challenges, evidence-based instructional approaches can promote students’ comprehension and critical-analytic thinking. Teacher-facilitated, small-group discussions can promote students’ comprehension and critical-analytic thinking about, around, and with both oral and written discourse.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology
- Public Administration