Reading Comprehension Instruction
Rick Brigham, Sheri Berkeley, Pamela Simpkins, and Michele Brigham, George Mason University
Alert Issue 12, Spring 2007
Comprehension strategies are specific, learned procedures that foster active, competent, self-regulated, and intentional reading. Comprehension strategy instruction is appropriate for individuals who consistently fail to develop a coherent understanding of material that is read. One such strategy is self-questioning during reading. The self-questioning approaches discussed in this Alert improved comprehension in research studies.