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Literature: Key Ideas and Details

Why is it Important to Ask Good Questions? (Anchor Chart)

This anchor chart provides examples of students’ responses when asked to consider how they will use question generation inside and outside of the classroom.

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Higher-order Questions Checklist

Students can use this checklist to classify and generate higher-order questions about a text. These types of questions require analyzing or evaluating the text or creating something new.

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The Effects of an Inference Making Strategy Taught With and Without Goal Setting

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

This quasi-experimental study examined the effects of a strategy for making text-dependent inferences—with and without embedded self-regulation skills—on the reading comprehension of 24 middle-grade students with disabilities. Classes were randomly assigned to receive the inference intervention only (IO), inference + individual goal setting (IIG), or inference + group goal setting (IGG).

A Review of the Psychometric Properties of Retell Instruments

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

This narrative synthesis reviews the psychometric properties of commercially and publicly available retell instruments used to assess the reading comprehension of students in grades K–12. Eleven instruments met selection criteria and were systematically coded for data related to the administration procedures, scoring procedures, and technical adequacy of the retell component.

Retell as an Indicator of Reading Comprehension

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

The purpose of this narrative synthesis is to determine the reliability and validity of retell protocols for assessing reading comprehension of students in grades K-12. Fifty-four studies were systematically coded for data related to the administration protocol, scoring procedures, and technical adequacy of the retell component.

Making Inferences

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: April 28, 2016
An overview of the Iowa Reading Research Center's Making Inferences graphic organizer, a tool to help children organize their thoughts and make inferences.