Monday, May 14, 2012

Summarizing and Reading Comprehension

Question: What is the effect of summarizing on reading comprehension?

Answer: “Instruction in summarizing writing…helped college students improve their reading comprehension.” FS Doby. 1986. P. 439.

Comment: Summarizing means thinking about what was read. Now that I think about it, I should have done more with summarizing when I was teaching English. RayS.

 Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1987), 422-443.

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