Strategic Intervention for Expository Texts: Teaching Text Preview and Lookback Students must understand, learn from, and compose diverse genres of oral and written expository discourse for many purposes. From this broad domain, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) need to make strategic choices that will result in their students becoming more independent, capable learners. This article explains the important role of learning strategies ... Article
Article  |   August 31, 2016
Strategic Intervention for Expository Texts: Teaching Text Preview and Lookback
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  • Teresa A. Ukrainetz
    Division of Communication Disorders, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
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Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 3
Article   |   August 31, 2016
Strategic Intervention for Expository Texts: Teaching Text Preview and Lookback
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2016, Vol. 1, 99-108. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG1.99
History: Received January 27, 2016 , Revised April 9, 2016 , Accepted May 18, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2016, Vol. 1, 99-108. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG1.99
History: Received January 27, 2016; Revised April 9, 2016; Accepted May 18, 2016

Students must understand, learn from, and compose diverse genres of oral and written expository discourse for many purposes. From this broad domain, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) need to make strategic choices that will result in their students becoming more independent, capable learners. This article explains the important role of learning strategies in dealing with informational texts and how SLPs are suited to teach strategies to struggling readers. Specific attention is given to two simple strategies that can make noticeable differences in student learning: text preview and lookback.

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