Question: How can students improve their reading comprehension?
Answer: “Sixth graders recalled more information when they were forewarned that they would be tested on the material they were asked to read.” JM Bill. 1984. P. 197.
Comment: First, warning students that something will be on the test is a teaching cliché. Second, it’s just another strategy for giving purpose for reading. And not a particularly good purpose either. Much better that students survey and decide on what information they are seeking. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.