Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Title

Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read

UMMS Affiliation

Shriver Center; Center for Health Policy and Research

Date

4-2011

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Reading; Comprehension

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

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.