This unique text presents a systematic study of a proven method for increasing the memory and reading comprehension of older adults by using a program based on discourse processing. The program facilitates the encoding and retrieval of information through a reading strategy plan utilizing top-level structures in the text. The authors of this volume provide student and teacher training manuals for the program as well as a review of the literature, data tables and graphs; an extensive bibliography; and five 1 1/2 hour sessions to improve memory and reading comprehension.While the structure training improved performance on the essay questions, it did not improve performance on shortanswer questions that focused ... However, less success in writing good summaries was found for lower ability 5th graders.
|Author||:||Bonnie J.F. Meyer, Carole J. Young, Brendan J. Bartlett|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2014-02-24|