"Current research suggests that in order to comprehend a text, the reader needs to be able to do two things simultaneously: 1) link the ideas expressed via words, phrases, and clauses into a coherent whole and 2) pull from long-term memory relevant background information to flesh out the ideas (Kintsch 1998, 1988, 1974). "
The following graphic demonstrates the Construction-Integration Model of Comprehension.
As you review this graphic, I suggest you think about what part of the model you are helping your students build.
Are you efforts balanced?
Are you responding to a need you have seen in your students?
Are your efforts improving student comprehension?
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