How to Develop Independence in Following Written Directions
Journal of Reading
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.
Henk, Bill and Helfeldt, John P., "How to Develop Independence in Following Written Directions" (1997). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 439.