July 20, 2006

Does self-selected reading have a place in a comprehension program?

Freddy Hiebert

How can we scaffold or support the development of proficient self-selected reading? The answer is not to put students into contexts without any guidance. That is, students shouldn’t spend instructional time with text that they have self-selected when they have not been taught how to select books.

   

July 12, 2006

What’s new in comprehension research?

Freddy Hiebert

The proficiency levels of primary-level students can be improved through hard work by teachers and their educational leaders. The next challenge is to build on this proficiency and support high levels of thinking with text.