Title

How to Develop Independence in Following Written Directions

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

4-1997

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of Reading

Source ISSN

0022-4103

Abstract

Even capable readers of narrative and expository text may experience anxiety when trying to follow written instructions like those for new recipes, assembling children's toys, installing small household gadgets, and filling out forms. Why do seemingly simple directions present so much of a problem? This article seeks to explain why and to suggest direct instructional strategies for helping students become independent learners when confronted with procedural text.

Comments

Journal of Reading, Vol. 33, No. 7 (April, 1987): 614-622. Stable URL.

William A. Henk was affiliated with Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg at time of publication.

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