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Understanding Flexible Use of Comprehension Strategies: a Cluster Approach

EasyChair Preprint no. 8450

11 pagesDate: July 11, 2022


Previous think-aloud studies have shown that struggling elementary and middle school students tend to fall into processing profiles that can be used to drive scaffolding and feedback. The current study used k-means clustering of constructed responses to explore the extent to which high school readers showed patterns of strategy use while reading informational texts. We found that several reading behaviors, including production of paraphrases, bridging inferences, and switches between strategies, could be used to develop four different profiles of readers. Further analysis revealed that these patterns of behavior were related to participants’ reading skill and prior knowledge.

Keyphrases: Comprehension Strategies, Constructed Responses, reading comprehension

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Reese Butterfuss and Katerina Christhilf and Natalie Newton and Kathryn McCarthy and Joe Magliano and Laura Allen and Danielle McNamara},
  title = {Understanding Flexible Use of Comprehension Strategies: a Cluster Approach},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8450},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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