What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction
Reading Comprehension Strategies and Teacher Preparation
Joanna P. Williams
“Proficient reading involves much more than using individual strategies; it involves a constant, ongoing adaptation of many cognitive processes. To help develop these processes in their students, teachers must be skillful in their instruction. Indeed, successful teachers of reading comprehension must respond flexibly and opportunistically to students' needs for instructive feedback as they read.” The author posits that teachers can best learn how to be successful teachers of reading comprehension during teacher training and professional development, and describes four studies that investigated how specific teacher training approaches later affected children's comprehension learning.
Williams, J.P. (2002).
Reading Comprehension Strategies and Teacher Preparation.
In A.E. Farstrup, & S. Samuels (Eds.), What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction (pp. 243-260). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.