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Enhancing Readers' Analysis-by-Synthesis Abilities [microform] / Margaret E. McIntosh
Bib ID 5460126
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
McIntosh, Margaret E
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
19 p. 
Summary

A variety of techniques for improving readers' analysis-by-synthesis abilities (rapid, efficient reading typical of highly skilled readers) are presented in this paper. The techniques discussed in the first part emphasize improving reading comprehension and include the following: (1) modifications of the cloze procedure (encouraging readers to use the words around a slot to give clues as to what word might fit into it); (2) sentence combining (having students merge two or more kernel sentences into one, more complex sentence); (3) sentence manipulation (having students unscramble sentences); (4) guided composition (allowing students to see the redundancy of written language and how it offers clues as to meaning); (5) story structure (using fairy tale structure as a basis); and (6) "advance organizers" (relating new, more difficult material to students' existing knowledge--before they begin reading). The remainder of the paper contains suggestions for improving reading speed, including using repetitive syntactic patterns and practice paragraphs. (EL)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Reading Ability.  |  Reading Comprehension.  |  Reading Improvement.  |  Reading Instruction.  |  Reading Processes.  |  Reading Rate.  |  Reading Research.  |  Reading Skills.  |  Reading Strategies.  |  Speed Reading.
Form/genre Guides, Classroom
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