Oh WHERE WERE you guys when I was in elementary school?
“In this paper, we examine the effects of an intervention that targets paraphrasing and text structure instruction in order to:
(a) provide a process for teaching students to generate the most central ideas across longer sections of text (i.e., showing students how to generate main ideas rather than telling them to ‘find it’),
(b) utilize text structure instruction as a mechanism for selecting, chunking, and supporting main idea generation that fosters consideration of the text’s hierarchical structure and frees up cognitive resources for text processing, and
(c) supports deeper understanding of content area text by engaging students in conscious text processing and idea integration in a way that we believe aligns with reading comprehension theory.”