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Ministry of Education.

Effective instruction develops students’ skills to employ key comprehension and writing strategies

Key comprehension strategies used by effective readers include:

One of the fundamental challenges for teaching these cognitive strategies is that thinking is not visible. Therefore, less effective readers and writers are often unaware of the strategies that more proficient readers and writers use. Furthermore, effective readers and writers are sometimes not aware of the strategies that they use themselves.

Effective instruction will make the thinking processes that sit behind such activities ‘visible’. Such instruction might include explicit  teaching of strategies and modelling of ‘think alouds’ by the teacher

This could also include discussion about problem-solving strategies among peers, and meta-cognitive self-reflection by individuals.

Published on: 08 Jan 2018