Brown: Study Questions and Answers

Brown: Chapter 16 Questions

  1. What is schema theory? Describe the difference between formal and content schemata and the need for it in comprehension.
  2. List the strategies for reading comprehension.
  3. What is interactive reading teaching?
  4. What are some characteristics of written language?
  5. What is the difference between skimming and scanning?
  6. What is semantic mapping, and what is its value?
  7. What is the difference between simple and simplified texts?
  8. What is the danger of using "simplified texts"?
  9. What is LEA?
  10. What is the key to successful guessing and how can teachers help their students in this area?
  11. In evaluation, what are some overt responses that a teacher may elicit in order to check comprehension?

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