Effective Research Based Strategies to Support Student Online Reading Comprehension Presented by Lisa Hervey, Ph. D.,NBCT North Carolina State University http://www.flickr.com/photos/lori_greig/2202727502/
Online Reading Comprehension Skills Students MUST be able to:
Students are efficient at using different search engines.
Students use simple and advanced search strategies to better locate specific information.
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Students and Critical Analysis Understanding – Students are aware when information makes sense. Relevancy – Students are aware when information meets their needs. Accuracy – Students are able to verify information with another source. Reliability – Students are concerned about the trustworthiness of information. Bias – Students are mindful how various points of view influence information found on the Web. Stance – Students are deliberately cautious about information found online. (Leu et al., 2008)
Teaching with Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT) based on the work of: Leu, D. J., Coiro, J., Castek, J., Hartman, D., Henry, L.A., & Reinking, D. (2008). Research on instruction and assessment in the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In Cathy Collins Block, Sherri Parris, & Peter Afflerbach (Eds.). Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices.New York: Guilford Press. Available online at: http://www.newliteracies.uconn.edu/iesproject/researchdocuments.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3496581406/sizes/m/
Teachers assign inquiry projects to individuals or small groups in the classroom.
Students communicate their findings with global partners.
Teachers assign additional inquiry projects that include collaborative work with global partners.
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Let’s Review the Research… Teachers must provide “information challenges” within and across content areas. Teachers should engage in the 3-stage IRT model. Teacher should use flexible collaborative grouping strategies. Teachers allow students to distribute the lesson’s targeted skill, when it appears in their classroom. Teachers should integrate many online communication tools. (Leu et al., 2008) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14013433@N06/2163173982/sizes/m/