Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read
Shriver Center; Center for Health Policy and Research
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Teaching learners how to comprehend text remains a largely unsuccessful attempt in our school system. Drawing from the fields of learning sciences, education, instructional design, and performance improvement, we designed, tested, revised, and released to schools and homes an interactive online program that reliably teaches flexible, widely applicable reading comprehension strategies to children. This article describes the analysis and design processes involved in the development of such a program.
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Citation: Leon, M., Ford, V., Shimizu, H., Heimlich-Stretz, A., Thompson, J., Sota, M., Twyman, J.S., & Layng, T.V.J. (2011). Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read. Performance Improvement, 50(4), 40-47. DOI 10.1002/pfi.20212.
Leon, Marta; Ford, Victoria; Shimizu, Hirofumi; Stretz, April Heimlich; Thompson, Jay; Sota, Melinda; Twyman, Janet S.; and Layng, T. V. Joe, "Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read" (2011). Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications. 136.