Thursday, August 11, 2011

ESL Students and Comprehension of Expository Text

Question: What six questions help to organize students’ comprehension of expository text?

Answer/Quote: “Teachers should also remember to teach ESL learners about the Wh and how questions. When reading complex text, it is often useful to pause and ask who, what, where, when, why and how.” P. 177.

Comment:  Should help both native English and ESL students to organize their comprehension of what they have read. RayS.

Title: “Language, Literacy, and Content Instruction: Strategies for Teachers.” Alfredo Schifini. Pp. 158-179. In Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students. Eds. K Spangensberg-Urgschat and R Pritchard. Newark, DE: IRA. 1994.

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