Digging Deeper: Online Reading Comprehension (M, T, & W)

Don Leu, Julie Coiro, Jill Castek, and Greg McVerry

To make the most of our time together, please read the following chapter prior to our session, think about your own classroom scenarios, and come prepared to ask questions:
Leu, D. J., Jr., Coiro, J., Castek, J., Hartman, D. K., Henry, L. A., & Reinking, D. (2008).Research on instruction and assessment of the new literacies of online reading comprehension]]. In C. C. Block, S. Parris, and P. Afflerbach, (Eds.), Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices (pp. 321-346). New York: Guilford Press.

TICA Basic Skills.pdf

The Structure of The Session

I. Introduction and Overview of Online Reading Comprehension [40 mins]
  • Overview: Research on Instruction and Assessment in the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension
  • Challenge 1: Reading Search Engine Results (Location)
  • Challenge 2: Reading Across Multiple Perspectives (Critical Evaluation and Synthesis)

II. Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT) [35 mins]

III. Scaffolding the Online Inquiry Process [35 mins]

IV. Wrap-up, Discussion & Questions [10 mins]

Additional Readings to Explore:

Examples of Innovative Teachers Integrating the Internet

An activity idea for Synthesis: