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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T40 - Comprehending Text Versus Answering Comprehension Questions: Instructional Implications

Nov 9, 2017 4:30pm ‐ Nov 9, 2017 6:00pm

Standard: $20.00


Comprehending text and answering comprehension questions are related, but they are not the same. To comprehend text, students must build a mental model while reading. This involves the integration of vocabulary, syntax, and background knowledge. Answering questions requires other abilities, such as creating schema to organize and remember content and interpreting questions. This session examines the differences and interaction between these two related, but distinct, reading processes. Participants learn and practice specific instructional activities and strategies during the session.

Learning Outcomes:

  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.

Disclosure: Nancy Chapel Eberhardt and Margie B. Gillis have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Nancy Chapel Eberhardt, M.A., Educational Consultant and Author, 3T Literacy Group
  • Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D., CALT, President, Literacy How, Inc., Research Affiliate, Fairfield University and Haskins Laboratories, Literacy How

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