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provided after the text are preferable to pre-questions, that more frequent use of
post-questions is preferable to less frequent use, and that questions requiring
higher order skills such as making inferences are more effective than factual
questions (Peverly & Wood, 2001). Consider how Joshua Logan uses this idea in
his high school history classes.
• “When students read text silently in class, I assign the text a section at
a time. At the end of each section, I ask questions that require students
to apply what they are reading or to build connections across sections.” Learners Need to Organize Information
Encoding and understanding of information is improved if students
perceive how that information is organized. Mayer (1987) has referred to
organization as developing internal connections, because the connections are 28 among ideas within the lesson, rather than to existing knowledge. Signals, graphic
organizers, and outlines are instructional techniques that can help students form
Signals. Signals are text devices that highl...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08