Effective reading comprehension instruction: Examining child × instruction interactions

Carol Mc Donald Connor, Frederick J. Morrison, Jocelyn N. Petrella

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    Abstract

    This study examined the effect of 3rd-grade language arts instruction on growth in children's reading ' comprehension skills and the degree to which the impact of instruction depended on the language and reading skills children brought to the classroom. Classrooms were observed in the fall, winter, and spring, and language arts activities were coded using multiple dimensions of instruction. Overall, the effect of instruction depended on children's fall reading comprehension scores. Children with average to low fall reading comprehension scores achieved greater growth in classrooms with more time spent on teacher-managed reading comprehension instructional activities but demonstrated less growth in classrooms with more time spent on child-managed reading comprehension activities. Research and classroom instruction implications are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)682-698
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
    Volume96
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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